Medical Assistant

  • Overview
  • Enrollment Deadlines & Forms
  • Outcomes
Greenfield Community College’s technology-intensive program provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of medical assisting in just one year—with the majority of classes offered online and Saturday classes in Northampton and Greenfield. Trainings provide the knowledge and skills necessary to work as a medical assistant in ambulatory healthcare settings; include hands-on experience performing both clinical and administrative procedures in a medical office; and prepare you for a career as a medical assistant.
  • Download our MAC Course Chart for a comprehensive guide to full-time courses and important pre- and co-requisites.

    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
    MAC 105
    MAC 112
    MAC 113
    MOM 110
    MAC 114

    MAC 115
    MAC 103
    MAC 111
    MAC 120
    MAC 271
    BUS 102

    Sample 2 Year Sequence of Courses
    Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2

    MAC 101
    MOM 110
    MAC 112

    MAC 103
    MAC 120
    MAC 115

    MAC 105
    MAC 113
    MAC 114

    MAC 111
    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 the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam given by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).

Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) – Annual Report (2019) The Medical Assisting Certificate program at Greenfield Community College has a 90% retention rate for the 2017 cohort as found on the 2019 ARF report. We are also pleased to have a student and employer satisfaction rate of 100% for each year of our program.

The Medical Assisting program at GCC was developed and admitted the first class in September 2013 and will graduate our 7th class on June 6, 2020 (Pandemic new date Dec 12, 2020). We received Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accreditation in February 2016.