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


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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.

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.

Life Experience Credit

Life Experience Credit allows the college to grant credit for demonstrated competencies normally learned through traditional classroom attendance or for courses that do not meet traditional guidelines for the credit by exam process.

Life Experience Credit sources may include work experience. This experience needs to meet the cognitive, psychomotor and affective competencies as stated by MAERB through CAAHEP. For more information, contact Peggy Smith, Medical Assisting Director at 740-386-4178 or smithp@mtc.edu

Program Outcomes

The CMA certification exam passage rate for 2017 graduates is 95%. The 5- year average for exam passage is 98%.


Marion Technical College’s Medical Assisting Certificate Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) 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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