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 in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) skills.

Career Outlook

Currently, there is a strong demand for well-trained, competent workers in the Medical Assisting field. Students completing the Medical Assisting CertificatePDF document are prepared to work in various support positions in any ambulatory care setting. Medical Assistants find employment in physicians' offices, clinics, hospitals, medical laboratories, insurance companies, government agencies, pharmaceutical companies, and educational institutions. Other care practitioners such as dentists, chiropractors, optometrists, and podiatrists also employ medical assistants. The U.S. Department of Labor listed Medical Assisting as the fastest growing Allied Health Profession

Admission Requirements

  • Submit an Admission ApplicationPDF document 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.
  • Must maintain a 75% average in all courses required for the MEA certificate.
  • After formal acceptance, students must complete College Placement Testing (CPT)

Students required to take developmental education courses should anticipate an extended program of study.

Accepted students must:

  • Pass a CORI/SORI (Criminal /Sexual Offender Record Information)
  • Complete vaccinations and health report requirements
  • Maintain CPR Certification at Health Care Provider Level or higher

CurriculumPDF document

BIO105 Survey of Anatomy & Physiology

HEA202 Essentials of Pharmacology for Allied Health Professionals

HEA134 Essential Skills for the Health Professional

BIT103 Medical Terminology

PSY101 General Psychology

GIT105 Office Communication Systems

MAC101 Fundamentals of Medical Assisting

BIT203 Medical Office Procedures

MAC203 Medical Assisting Clinical Procedures and Clinical Practicum

Total Credits: 29

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


Admissions Liason

Joseph Daly

(508) 362-2131 x4683