Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant students in a science lab at Central Maine Community College.

The Medical Assistant degree prepares graduates for a career in a physician’s office, health care facility, or other settings in which medical secretarial and/or basic clinical and laboratory training are required.

Through studies in anatomy & physiology, communications, medical administrative procedures, medical law and ethics, medical transcription, medical assistant clinical procedures, and a 240-hour externship in the fourth semester, graduates of this program will be well prepared to enter the medical field at the entry level. Student who obtain national certification as a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) will have the skills for potentially more employment opportunities.

GRADUATES MAY PURSUE CAREERS AS:

  • Medical Office Assistants
  • Medical Secretaries
  • Medical Transcriptionists

EMPLOYMENT MAY BE FOUND AT:

  • Physician Practices
  • Hospitals
  • Public Health Facilities

Please see the College Catalog for full preregistration and other requirements for this program.


Alignment of program learning outcomes to courses in the program.

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