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Student Medical Assistant Practicing with instructor

Medical Assisting


The Medical Assisting program at MCC prepares students for one of the fastest growing healthcare career fields.

Medical Assistants are a unique and versatile part of the healthcare team. They can perform duties in the medical setting ranging from the front office to a variety of clinical duties like obtaining medical histories, taking patient vitals, giving injections, venipuncture, assisting with minor surgeries, ECGs and many other procedures.

Job & Salary Outlook

Degrees & Certificates Offered

The MCC Medical Assisting program is ideal for students with an interest in healthcare and willingness to perform a variety of different duties.


Melanie Shaw, CMA, AAMA, AAS program director/instructor
Lacey Attebery, CMA, AAMA, AAS instructor


for more information

If you have questions regarding the program, please contact the program director at the email provided above or at 531-622-4713.  If you are ready to get started with program requirements or the application process, please call 531-622-2400 to schedule your advising appointment with a Success Navigator or Academic Advisor. You can also use this link to help navigate your next steps:

Additional info:

  • Program outcomes:  The Retention Rate for the 2020 admission cohort of the Medical Assisting program at Metropolitan Community College is 80%; and the Employer Satisfaction Outcome Rate for the 2020 graduation cohort is 100% based on the most recent annual report form submitted to the MAERB office. 
  • Accreditation: The Metropolitan Community College Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (, upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP): 9355 - 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775 - P: 727-210-2350,
  • Professional Health Studies - Medical Assisting (PHSMO) Associate in Applied Science Degree: Students who successfully complete the Medical Assisting certificate can earn the Professional Health Studies degree by fulfilling the additional 4.5 credit hours of general education requirements. Note that not all courses in the degree may transfer.

  • Medical Assisting Application Packet
  • The Health Sciences Reasoning Test – Associate Degree Level (HSRT-AD)

NOTE: For accommodations concerning the application above, please contact our Disability Support Services.