Medical Assisting Certificate Program

Medical Assisting studentsOverview

This program prepares students for a career as a medical assistant. The program goals are to provide quality, outcome based, and competent entry – level medical assistants. Medical Assistants are multi talented employees who perform clinical and administrative tasks in ambulatory care.

Why OUR Program?

Only graduates from accredited programs like ours can take the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam. Our program is accredited by the CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs) and MAERB (Medical Assisting Education Review Board). This means that we must meet stringent educational requirements that are reviewed by an outside agency annually. Employers prefer our graduates because of their quality college level education and certification(s). Although our tuition and fees are lower than the average career school, you will get college credit when you complete our courses. These credits can be used to further your education and expand on your success.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit an Admission ApplicationPDF document during Fall semester - by December 21. Admission to the program is once a year for the Spring Semester.
  • If not a high school graduate, contact the Director of Admissions to discuss options.
  • Submit official transcript to verify high school graduation or GED Diploma
  • Attend a Medical Assisting Information Session within one calendar year of application.
  •  Maintain a 75% average in all courses required for the MEA certificate.
  • After formal acceptance, students must complete College Placement Testing (CPT). ***Make sure to take the CPT tests as soon as possible or sign up for free "refresher" workshops.  These tests will determine if you need any developmental courses prior to starting your course of study.
  • If you are required to take developmental courses, you may not be able to start the program in your first semester.

Accepted students must:

  • Pass a CORI/SORI (Criminal /Sexual Offender Record Information)each semester you are in the program. 
  • Complete vaccinations and health report requirements
  • Maintain CPR Certification at Health Care Provider Level American Heart only) or higher
  • Be able to meet the technical standards as listed on the next page. Please take a minute to review.

CurriculumPDF document

Fall Semester: 14 Credits

BIO105 Survey of Anatomy & Physiology

MAC101 Fundamentals of Medical AssistingPharmacology for Allied Health Professionals

GIT 110 Microcomputers Application

HEA134 Essential Skills for the Health Professional

BIT103 Medical Terminology

Winter Intercession: 3 Credits

PSY101 General Psychology

Spring Semester: 12 Credits

MAC 205 The Administrative Medical Assistant (Q1)

HEA 202 Pharmacology for Allied Health (Q2)

MAC204 Medical Assisting Clinical Procedures and Clinical Practicum*****

Total Credits: 29

Important Outcomes

Ninety seven (97%) percent (a five year average) of local employers report they are satisfied with the skill level and education of our graduates.  Our graduates report a satisfaction rate with the program and preparation for employment in the Medical Assisting field of 96% over five years.

Career Outlook

Currently there is a strong demand for well educated, competent Certified Medical Assistants. Students completing this program are able to work in doctor's offices, clinics, medical labs and other ambulatory care settings. The U.S. Labor department lists Medical Assisting as the fastest growing Allied Health profession. 

The Medical Assisting Certificate Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE).

For additional information regarding the Medical Assisting Program, please contact:

Gwenn Dyson
Program Coordinator
(508) 362-2131 x4514

Barbara Vinall
Program Office Assistant
(508) 362-2131 x4623

No current Information sessions scheduled or you can't get to the ones that are? 

No problem! 

Please contact Barbara Vinall or Gwenn Dyson at the email addresses listed for further information.