Students in the Medical Assisting certificate acquire 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.
Only graduates from accredited programs like ours can take the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam. Because we are 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).
The Medical Assisting Certificate program is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Complete information can be found in the college catalog: Accreditation
Admission into the program requires that the applicant attend a Medical Assisting virtual information session.
COVID Vaccine Statement for Health Profession Students
Although currently the Commonwealth of Massachusetts doesn’t mandate the COVID Vaccine, students in a health profession program may be required to have the vaccine and show proof if required by a clinical/fieldwork partner.
While the college will make a reasonable effort to place you in a clinical facility, clinical placement cannot be guaranteed in an un-immunized status. If the college cannot secure a clinical placement due to your un-immunized status then you will be unable to complete the program's clinical requirement. Thus, you will be unable to progress and will fail out of the program. In order to avoid this situation, the College strongly recommends that all Health Profession students obtain the COVID Vaccine no later than August 11th, 2021.Apply Request Info
|First Semester (Spring)||Credits|
|BIO105||Survey of Human Anatomy & Physiology*
|Second Semester (Fall)||Credits|
|HEA134||Essential Skills for Health Care Professionals
|MAC101||Fundamentals of Medical Assisting
|Third Semester (Spring)||Credits|
|MAC205||The Administrative Medical Assistant
|MAC204||Medical Assisting Clinical Procedures & Clinical Practicum
|HEA202||Essential Pharmacology for Allied Health Professionals
*For those planning on pursuing health care professions requiring a degree, (BIO107 or BIO251) and (BIO108 or BIO252) are recommended.
Note: To remain in this program a student must maintain a 75% average in each required course, a satisfactory clinical evaluation, and adhere to the attendance policy.
Medical Assisting are required to maintain current CPR certification at the level of Healthcare provider or professional rescuer in MAC101 and MAC204.
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Completion of a program is based on full time enrollment. Many of our students attend part time and may not complete within the one year timeline.
Upon completion of this certificate, entry-level Medical Assistants are able to:
In order to be eligible for and successfully complete the Medical Assistant Certificate, certain physical and behavioral standards are required as part of the program and clinical/lab experience. These technical standards have been developed using the U.S. Department of Labor's skills and abilities for those working in a medical setting. Some cooperative work experience opportunities may have additional requirements beyond the technical standards listed here and requirements may vary by agency. Students must satisfy the program’s technical standards and the individual agency requirements before a clinical assignment is approved.
These technical standards are established in accordance with the Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act. All students must be able to satisfy these standards with or without a reasonable accommodation. These include:
Communication (Verbal and Non-Verbal)
Physical Strength (Gross Motor Control)
Manual Dexterity (Fine Motor Movement)
See also: Immunization Requirements