The Medical Assistant General Certificate program is designed to prepare students for careers in health care providing assistance in physician’s offices or other out-patient care settings. The medical assistant is an integral member of the health care delivery team, qualified by education and experience to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory roles. The medical assistant often acts as a liaison between the doctor and the patient and is of vital importance to the success of the medical practice. This certificate program prepares the student to take the American Medical Technologist (AMT) - Allied Health Professionals Certification Examination for Medical Assistants (MA). The AMT issues national certification and maintains a registry of its certificate holders. For more information regarding the Medical Assisting General Certificate, see the Medical Assisting webpage.
Note: This certification requires a minimum of 720 clock hours (or equivalent) of training in medical assisting skills (including a clinical externship). Requirements for Graduation: Passing all Medical Assisting and General Education courses for the certificate with a “C” grade or better. For a course to be eligible for transfer, the student must receive a “C” or better. Acceptance of a transfer course is determined by the receiving institution.