Why Medical Assisting?
One of the nation's fastest growing occupations, medical assistants work alongside doctors in physicians' offices and other health care facilities where they perform essential clinical and administrative duties. These include taking medical histories, recording the vital signs of patients and maintaining medical records.
Students enrolled in the certificate program are prepared for entry-level positions as medical assistants in a doctor's office, clinic or other health care setting. All students must complete the certificate program, which includes a non-paid externship. Certificate graduates may continue their education to complete the associate degree.
The program's goal is to prepare medical assistants who are competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the profession. The program includes a 160-hour, non-paid clinical externship.
The Community College of Allegheny College Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
CAAHEP 9355 - 113th St. N. #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
Middle States Accreditation
In addition to the accreditation by ACEN, CCAC's Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
Last Reaffirmation: 2018
Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2025-2026
Medical Assistant, A.S. (535.2)
This degree program enables students in the certificate program the opportunity to continue their education and to complete the coursework needed for an Associate's degree. This program prepares students for entry-level positions as a medical assistant in a physician's office, clinic or other healthcare setting. Medical assistants work with physicians of all specialties performing clinical and administrative duties.
Completion of the Certificate program below is required before application to the Associates program.
Medical Assistant, Certificate (419.2)
This certificate program prepares students for entry-level positions as a medical assistant in a physician's office, clinic or other healthcare setting. Medical assistants work with physicians of all specialties performing clinical and administrative duties. They assist with examinations and treatments, perform routine laboratory procedures, maintain medical records, complete insurance forms, arrange for diagnostic procedures, handle correspondence and perform bookkeeping.
Take the Next Step
Admission To The Medical Assistant Program
Students interested in admission to the Medical Assisting Program, must first complete the certificate program. For consideration students must have:
- Acceptance to CCAC;
- Placement tests (e.g. Reading, Writing, Mathematics); and
- Any required Developmental coursework*.
A separate application must be made for consideration into the MDA program. Enrollment is limited. The program accepts applications in the Spring for the upcoming Fall semester.
* Applicants must be eligible for college-level courses ENG 101L, MAT 090.
If you would like more information about the Medical Assisting program or to request an Application Packet, contact Beverly Brady.
Medical Assistant Certificate - Graduate Outcomes CCAC Medical Assisting results for the (MAERB) Medical Assisting Education Review Board 2020 program outcomes. 2022 Annual Report MAERB five year program review Medical Assistant (419.1)
Exam Pass rate: 100%
Graduate satisfaction: 100%
Employer satisfaction: 100%
Job Placement: 100%