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Medical Assistant (MA)

The Medical Assistant program provides learners with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as medical assistants in both clinical and administrative settings. The program is designed to prepare students for both the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) and the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certification exams.

The Medical Assistant program includes three phases of instruction and clinical experience:

Phase 1: Course Instruction (510 hours of online instruction)
Phase 2: Pre-Clinical Academy Program (Instructor-led)
Phase 3: On-Site Clinical Experience (Employer led)

This hybrid, innovative course prepares students for employment as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant or a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant. The course consists of 510 hours of online instruction, 48 hours of instructor-led Pre-Clinical Academy, and 130 to 180 hours of on-site clinical experience. Upon completion of all components, the student will take the certification test for CCMA or CMAA. The cost of the certification test is included in this course. It is anticipated that students will complete the online training program in 6 months and the entire comprehensive program in less than 12 months. The cost of a laptop is included in tuition. 

FEE: $4600

*Note: Tuition assistance may be available.


Medical assistants play a key role in keeping a healthcare facility running smoothly. They perform general patient care and handle routine administrative responsibilities including the following: obtaining patient vital signs, taking measurements, administering oral and parenteral medications, performing wound care, assisting during procedures, labeling and processing specimens, preparing for, performing, and monitoring EKG, managing medical records, and processing health insurance.


Medical assistants work in physicians’ offices, hospitals, and clinics. Most medical assistants work standard daytime hours; however, the 24/7 nature of healthcare makes night and weekend schedules a possibility.


Medical Assistant (MA) Program Application Process Checklist

Medical Assistant (MA) Program Application For Admission


  1. Reference Letter form
  2. Background Check Consent Form
  3. Drug and Alcohol Screening Instructions
  4. Drug and Alcohol Consent Form
  5. Advantage Background Check form
  6. Fair Credit Reporting
  7. Family Care Safety Registry Directions

Other required application documents: 

  1. Copy of Driver’s License
  2. Copy of Social Security card (or passport)
  3. Copy of high school diploma, HiSET, or high school transcripts with graduation date.

All application materials should be sent to: 

Workforce and Employment Services, 1000 Viking Drive, Hillsboro, MO 63050.  


If you have any questions, please contact: or 636.481.3268.


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