Medical Assistant

program overview

Accredited by The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
Convenient Evening Class Schedule
Wide range of clinical courses, including Phlebotomy and EKG

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 to apply to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant examination administered by the American Association of Medical Assistants or the Registered Medical Assistant examination administered by the American Medical Technologists. For more information regarding the exam and cost, please visit American Association of Medical's Assistants website at or the American Medical Technologists website at

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.

There are no licensure requirements to work in the field within the state(s) where enrolled students are currently located. Students are encouraged however to sit for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) and Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) national exams.  The curriculum is designed to prepare students to sit for, and successfully pass, the national credentialing examinations.

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