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Medical Assisting/Assistant CMA
Limited Enrollment Program

Program Admission Requirements

To apply for acceptance into the Medical Assisting certificate program, your application file should contain:

  • MTC Application for Admission (nonrefundable application fee).

  • Final high school transcript (or GED results) and college transcripts (if applicable).  Your high school/college courses should include successful completion of algebra.

  • A minimum 2.0 accumulative grade point average (GPA) in high school or college-level courses (whichever is most recent).

  • Successful completion of the ACT or Basic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) in reading, writing, mathematics (algebra) and TST.

  • Complete MA program application.

  • Completion of successful criminal background check.

  • If required, College Foundation courses are available to help you meet any specialized program admission requirements.  A complete listing of all requirements and policies/procedures for the program is available in the MA Student Handbook.

Additional requirements for entrance into the Medical Assisting Practicum course [MED1090] include:

  • completion of medical/physical testing for infectious diseases and updated immunizations

  • purchase of liability insurance

  • criminal background check *

  • random drug testing**

  • signed responsibility for treatment

Clinical/Practicum sites may require:

  • HIV testing, if exposed to blood-borne pathogen submission to treatment/counseling, if exposed to infectious diseases

  • criminal background check *

  • random drug testing**

* Students accepted to the program will be required to submit to a criminal background check facilitated by Marion Technical College and conducted by The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification.  Students with certain felony, misdemeanor, or drug-related arrests as specified in Senate Bill 38 and House Bill 160, will be ineligible for admission into the program. Disqualifier List. pdf

** Accepted students will be required to submit to a drug screening prior to their practicum experience. Positive drug screening will result in forfeiture of the practicum. All Medical Assisting students may be subject to random drug screens for cause during the program. Any student who refuses/fails to cooperate, or complete any required drug screening will be considered "positive" and dismissed from the program.

A complete listing of all requirements and policies/procedures for the program is available in the MA Student Handbook. pdf

Potential employers for MTC Health Technology Programs may require criminal background investigations as conditions for employment. Any criminal background may preclude an individual from employment.  Therefore, completing a MTC program does not guarantee future employment.

Once a student has met with an Admission Counselor, it is advantageous to make a follow-up appointment with the Medical Assisting Program Director, Peggy Smith. 

Contact her at or by phone at 740-389-4636 ext 4178


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Marion Technical College
1467 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Marion, Oh. 43302


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