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.
Please note this program’s Drug Screening Policy.
Download our MAC Course Chart for a comprehensive guide to full-time courses and important pre- and co-requisites.Curriculum documents
- Medical Assistant (mac) required courses – from our official academic catalog
- Degree completion checklist (2018-19) – a worksheet to track your progress towards completing this program
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.
Sample 1 Year Sequence of Courses Fall Spring
Sample 2 Year Sequence of Courses Fall 1 Spring 1 Fall 2 Spring 2
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 the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam given by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).
Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) – Annual Report (2017) The Medical Assisting Certificate program at Greenfield Community College has a student satisfaction rate of 100% for the last 3 years. The employer satisfaction rate has been 100% for the last 3 years. The Medical Assisting program at GCC was developed and admitted the first class in September 2013 and will graduate our 5th class on June 2, 2018.
We received Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEB) accreditation in February 2016.
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