Medical Assistant Certificate

Jump start your career in healthcare in as little as 9 months!

Greenfield Community College’s technology-intensive program provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of medical assisting in just 9 months! 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. Designed as a combination of online, face-to-face & hybrid classes with at least 160 hours of critical clinical experience.

NEW Saturday option in Northampton meets every other Saturday, 8am-4:50pm, September-May

What is a Medical Assistant?

Medical Assistants are integral members of healthcare teams—performing preliminary patient assessments, administering EKGs, and recording information in electronic medical records. Medical assistants typically work in professional medical office settings with standard hours—no nights, weekends or holidays! Medical assisting can be a gateway job to other healthcare careers including practical nursing, nursing, radiologic technology—and provides critical clinical experience (160+ hours) required for pre-med and pre-PA programs. 

Why choose our program?

The majority of our program can be completed online, with in-person classes held Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Greenfield or every other Saturday in Northampton. There is a high demand for Medical Assistants in the local market, with over 200 openings and a very positive job outlook—and we provide job placement assistance upon graduation! We're proud to have obtained a 100% student and employer satisfaction rate every year since the start of our program.

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advising@gcc.mass.edu
(413) 775-1339

Financial aid, Pell Grant, GI Bill and WIOA eligible — total program cost for in-state residents is $8352

Graduate with your nationally-accredited certificate in only 9 months!

Online and in-person. Choose weekday classes in Greenfield, or classes every other Saturday in Northampton.