Medical Assistant (CMA)

Medical Assistant (CMA) [Degree] and Medical Assisting [certificate]

If you like to help others, enter the health care field by choosing a career as a medical assistant in a physician’s office, clinic, or group practice where you’ll have a wide range of clinical and administrative responsibilities.

2013-2016 Medical Assisting Graduate Statistics

Within 6 months employed as an MA, related healthcare field, or continuing education

Employer surveys indicate satisfaction with graduates hired

 AAMA Certification exam pass rate: first-time takers:

100% (Most graduates were hired within 60 days of completion)



“The Medical Assisting program at MTC has a 100% graduate satisfaction rate over the past five years. In addition, the MA program has a 97% employer satisfaction rate over the past five years.”

Your Degree

We offer two options for medical assisting credentials: a certificate and an associate’s degree. You can earn a medical assisting certificate in just two semesters and your credits can also apply toward an associate’s degree.

With our full medical assisting program, you can earn your associate’s degree in two years. After graduating, you’ll receive an Associate of Technical Studies Degree.

After completing either of our medical assisting programs, you may take the American Association of Medical Assistants exam to become a certified medical assistant and the American Medical Technologists exam to become a registered medical assistant.

What You’ll Learn

Our instructors will teach you how to schedule patients, organize medical records, and enter patient data in a practice management system. You’ll also learn to perform patient screening, prepare a sterile field, provide CPR, calculate medication dosages, and assist the provider with patient exams.


Marion Technical College’s Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763


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