Admissions: Medical Assisting Program
The Medical Assisting Certificate (MEA) program is designed to provide students with a wide range of clinical, computer, communication, and organizational skills that prepare them for a multitude of positions in various medical environments. Medical Assistants are versatile, multifaceted professionals. Upon completion of the 29 credit hours of coursework within the certificate, students will be qualified to take the American Association of Medical Assistants Certification Examination.
See also: Medical Assisting certificate overview
Medical Assisting Information Sessions
Attendance at an information session within a calendar year is required for all applicants to the Medical Assisting program. An Admissions Counselor and the Program Coordinator will share up-to-date information about the Medical Assisting Program (MEA) and answer questions regarding admissions, the curriculum, clinical assignments, and support services.
Note: Current 4Cs students must speak with an advisor and fill out a Request to Change Program to Medical Assisting form.
Medical Assisting applications are accepted on an open enrollment basis. MEA applicants are required to submit the following information:*
- Admissions Application form
- Attendance at an information session within a calendar year is required for all applicants.
*Your application will be considered incomplete until all materials are received. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed for admission.
Upon acceptance, accepted students must complete the following or will be withdrawn from the MEA program:**
- Submit a $35.00 deposit
- Complete CORI/SORI request form
- Submit documentation of immunizations required by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Cape Cod Community College
- Complete the Accuplacer Test, a college placement test with assessment scores demonstrating mastery of ENL020 College Reading and Study Skills, ENL050 Foundations of Writing and MAT025 Pre-Algebra or show proof of completion of comparable college work
**Failure to complete the above may result in removal from the Medical Assisting program.
The Cape Cod Community College Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) and Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE).
For questions regarding admission to the MEA program please contact the Office of Admissions: