Medical Assistant

program overview

The Medical Assistant Program prepares students to play a vital role in the daily operations of a healthcare office of all shapes and sizes. Working under the direct supervision of a doctor or licensed healthcare provider, Medical Assistants are typically needed in medical offices, diagnostic screening facilities, physical rehabilitation practices, nursing homes, colleges and universities, along with outpatient centers.

Medical Assistants allow healthcare providers to meet both patient needs and administrative needs. Center for Allied Health Education offers a program that prepares individuals with the medical, clerical, clinical, and laboratory skills necessary to succeed in the field. Students obtain the necessary didactic (in-class) instruction, along with the hands-on experience at affiliated clinical sites by completing rotations.

Upon successful completion of the Medical Assistant (MA) Program, certified applicants who have met the required criteria will be automatically accepted into CAHE's other full-time programs and qualify for the Graduate Discount (GD)


Students who have successfully completed the entire course of study and met all financial obligations of the medical assistant program will be eligible for graduation and application to the AAMA certification test under category 1 or category 2. For more information regarding the exam and cost visit the AAMA website at www.aama-ntl.org.

Students must meet all of the following requirements in order to graduate from the Program:

  1. Have met all academic requirements
  2. Have met all clinical requirements and attained all required competencies
  3. Have met all financial obligations
  4. Have returned their swipe card, ID card, etc.

Students who have not fulfilled their graduation requirements have twenty (20) weeks from their originally scheduled graduation date to complete all missing graduation requirements.

A C average - an index (GPA) of 2.0 - is required for graduation.


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