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GCC 2013-14 Academic Catalog

Medical Assistant (mac)


Medical Assistant

28-29 credits

Required courses

The certificate

This technology intensive program provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of medical assisting; provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work as a medical assistant in ambulatory healthcare settings, without the general education requirements of an associates degree; provides hands-on experience performing both clinical procedures and administrative procedures in a medical office; provides a pathway to entry-level work as a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA).

Your next step

Upon graduation from the program, seek entry-level work in a medical office or ambulatory healthcare setting, and sit for the certification exam given by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). Continue academic training and earn technician certifications for work in allied health fields such as phlebotomy, patient care, and/or electrocardiography (EKG).


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Program contact

Terry Lynn, Office: E120C, (413) 775-1327,

For a list of courses that can be taken online, refer to

Associate in Arts (AA) degrees

Associate in Science (AS) degrees


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