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Medical Assistant

Certified Professional

First-line in health care

The first health care professional most patients see at their doctor’s office or other health care facility is a medical assistant.

They schedule appointments, record health insurance information, take vitals and draw blood.

They are a valued part of a health care team that includes physicians, physician assistants, nurses and nurse practioners.  

And our program prepares you for the certification exam required to join the team.

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Medical Assistant

Competent, compassionate care

In our program, you’ll learn from faculty with extensive health care experience. They’ll teach you how to attend to patients competently and compassionately. 

You’ll learn about:

  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Medical office procedures
  • Insurance forms
  • Diagnostic procedures
  • Laboratory procedures
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Phlebotomy
  • Nutrition
  • Medical business practices

For a list of courses and their descriptions, consult the College Catalog.

Ready to get started?

Professor Janet Cellitti, our faculty advisor, is ready to help! Contact her at 586.286.2004.

We’ll prepare you for certification!

In our program, you’ll earn an associate of applied science degree and prepare to take the certification exam to become a Certified Medical Assistant.

And our credits transfer if you want to earn a bachelor’s degree in a related field.

With your degree and certification, you’ll be qualified for a medical assistant position in a doctor’s office or other health care facility.

And there are plenty of openings locally! Use this handy tool to look at the positions and what they pay.

After you complete the program, our Career Services team is here to help you with the job search and interview preparation, including preparing your resume.

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