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Medical Assistant

In this program, you will be introduced to 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 in delivering health care services to patients. 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 for the American Association of Medical Assistants National Certification exam to become a Certified Medical Assistant. The five-year exam pass rate for Macomb students in this program is 83.4%, and five-year retention is 77.1%. This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (

Program Outcomes:
Five-year Graduate Survey Satisfaction is 100%
Five-year Employer Survey Satisfaction is 100%
Five-year CMA (AAMA) pass rate 83.4%
Five-year Retention is 77.11%

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. More than 190 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
  • Pharmacology for Medical Assistants
  • Medical Assistant Administration Practicum
  • Body Systems
  • Applied Math for Medical Assistants
  • Laboratory Procedures
  • Medical Assistant Phlebotomy
  • Fundamental Clinical Office Skills
  • Medical Assistant Clinical Practicum
  • Medical Assistant Refresher/Review Course

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 medical secretary.

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.


This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, Phone: 727-210-2350) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board.

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

For more information, contact the Program Coordinator: Professor Donna Domanke-Nuytten, 586.226.4708.

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