Medical Assisting Certificate Program

Medical Assisting students


Completion of 29 credit hours of college course work prepares the student to take the American Association of Medical Assistants Certification Examination. Certified Medical Assistants are able to perform administrative and clinical procedures in a variety of health care settings.

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
  • 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
  • Attend an Advising appointment with Medical Assisting Program Faculty
  • Must maintain a 75% average in the required courses
  • 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:

CurriculumPDF documents

BIO105  Survey of Anatomy & Physiology

GIT110   Microcomputer Applications Software

BIT103   Medical Terminology

PSY101  General Psychology

GIT105   Office Communication Systems

MAC101  Fundamentals of Medical Assisting

HEA130  Standard First Aid and Basic Life Support

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::

Barbara Christle
Office Assistant
(508) 362-2131 x4623

Gwenn Dyson
Program Coordinator
(508) 362-2131 x4514

Admissions Office
(508) 362-2131 x4311