Medical Assistant

  • Overview
  • Gainful employment
This technology-intensive program provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of medical assisting without the general education requirements of an associate’s degree. The program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work as a medical assistant in ambulatory healthcare settings; provides hands-on experience performing both clinical procedures and administrative procedures in a medical office. This program is designed to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains.
  • Curriculum documents

    To plan certificate completion, see the course descriptions in the academic catalog which specify the planned semester(s) in which required classes are to be scheduled.

  • This is just one way you might complete the Medical Assistant Certificate Program in 2 semesters over 1 year of full-time study, or 4 semesters over 2 years of part-time study. (Sample course sequences assume that all pre-requisites have been satisfied and the student is prepared for college-level work.) For a detailed list of required courses, optional electives and program information download the Medical Assistant program description from our official academic catalog.

    Course descriptions are also available in the catalog. Find courses

    Sample 1 Year Sequence of Courses
    FallSpring
    MAC 101
    BIO 194
    MOM 110
    HSC 101
    MAC 105
    MAC 111
    MAC 103
    MAC 120
    BUS 102
    MAC 271
    Sample 2 Year Sequence of Courses
    Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2
    MAC 101
    BIO 194
    MOM 110
    MAC 103
    MAC 111
    MAC 120
    MAC 105
    HSC 101
    BUS 102
    MAC 271

What’s next

Upon graduation from the program, the medical assistant will be prepared in patient care skills, phlebotomy, and electrocardiography (EKG). They may then seek entry-level work in a medical office or ambulatory healthcare setting and sit for a certification exam, such as the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) given by the  National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Gainful employment disclosure

The US Department of Education requires colleges and universities to disclose certain information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” At GCC this includes our career-ready certificate programs. This information includes program costs; occupations that the program prepares students to enter; on time completion rate; and for programs with a minimum number of graduates in the most recent academic year: the number of students who completed the program, the number of students who complete the program on time, and the median federal and private loan debt incurred by graduates.

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