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Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant

In this program, you will learn anatomy and physiology, medical office procedures, diagnostic procedures and laboratory procedures, including urinalysis, hematology, microbiology and blood chemistry. You will learn how to complete medical insurance forms; calculate, prepare and administer pharmaceuticals; and practice the basic skills of phlebotomy, as you prepare to assist physicians and health care providers, including physician assistants and nurse practitioners, in medical facilities and clinics. The minimum expectation is to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

The program prepares you to be eligible to take the CMA (AAMA) certification examination to become a Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA) or CMA (AAMA).

Program Outcomes:

Job Placement
Exam Passage
2018 100% 73.91% 84.62%

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Macomb for Medical Assistant

  1. The five-year satisfaction rate of both graduates and employers in this program was 100% in the most recent survey
  2. Learn from faculty with real-world experience
  3. Nearly 250 private and transfer scholarships available

Medical Assistant Courses at Macomb

  • Medical Terminology
  • Effective Communication for the Medical Office
  • Legal and Ethical Considerations in the Medical Office
  • Administrative Medical Business Practices
  • Financial Medical Business Practices
  • Citizen Emergency Preparedness for Medical Assistants
  • Infection Control Practices
  • Medical Assistant Careers
  • Pharmacology for Medical Assistants
  • Body Systems
  • Applied Math for Medical Assistants
  • Laboratory Procedures
  • Medical Assistant Administration Practicum
  • Medical Assistant Phlebotomy
  • Fundamental Clinical Office Skills
  • Fundamental Nutrition and Medical Dietary Needs
  • Medical Assistant Clinical Practicum
  • Medical Assistant Refresher/Review

Career Opportunities in Medical Assistant

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Medical Assistant, you will be qualified for positions that include medical assistant or clinical office assistant.

Transfer Pathways

The credits earned in this program transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan and can be applied toward a bachelor’s degree.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.


The Medical Assistant Certificate Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 - 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775

Phone: 727.210.2350

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Medical Assistant program?

For more information, contact the program coordinator: Professor Delena Austin, 586.286.2194.

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