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* This program is financial aid eligible.

Medical Assisting - Diploma

Long Term

ʿⱦapp's Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures.

Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, coding and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, computer operations; assisting with examinations/ treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, supervised medication administration; and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care.

Graduates of CAAHEP-accredited medical assisting programs may be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants' Certification Examination to become Certified Medical Assistants. Employment opportunities include physicians' offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments, and hospitals.

Students are admitted into the programs in the summer and may complete the program using evening classes.

Earn a Medical Assistant Diploma

ʿⱦapp's Medical Assisting diploma program is accredited by the  (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Upon successful completion of the program, all students are eligible to sit for the AAMA Certification Exam. 

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 
25400 US Highway 19 N, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763

Medical Assisting diploma graduate outcomes were reported to the Medical Assisting Review Board (MAERB) as part of the program's Annual Report Form in 2024 (ARF-2023). For the average for the years of 2018-2022:

  • Certification Exam Pass Rate 95.56%
  • Retention 80.36%
  • Job Placement 89.58%

How to Apply

Program applications are accepted until July 1. 

Before you Apply

View the Admissions Checklist and the Essential Skills form.

Apply to the College

New students who are not currently enrolled at ʿⱦapp should apply to the College using the Health Tech Students then Steps to Apply.

Apply to the Medical Assisting Program

Prerequisites must be completed before applying to the program. Review the Admissions Checklist. Apply to the Medical Assisting program during the application period using the online .

Estimated Tuition & Fees



Main Campus, Online

Credit Hours


First-Semester Courses

Course Number Title Credit Hours
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 3
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3

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