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.

What You'll StudyCourse Sequencing
MAC

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 (2021) The Medical Assisting Certificate program at Greenfield Community College has a 97% retention rate, 91% exam passage rate, and a 92% job placement for the 2019 cohort as found on the 2021 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 graduated our 9th class on June 4, 2022. We received Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accreditation in February 2016. On November 20, 2020 we received continuing accreditation until Fall 2023.

Program Learning Outcomes

Our Medical Assistant Certificate program goal is to prepare medical assistants who are competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the profession.