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Medical Assistant Diploma
Medical Assisting

The backbone of healthcare

Associate Degree, Diploma

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Be on the frontline and in the background of healthcare.

Medical assistants are often the first ones we see when we visit a doctor's office or clinic. They have the power to set the tone for the whole experience, and can provide both calming and encouraging support to patients and medical staff.

As a medical assistant, you will be front and center with both patients and medical professionals making sure offices run efficiently. Medical Assisting is also a great starting point if you decide to enter another healthcare field.

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Program Models
Learning through experience.

Our Medical Assisting program is designed to give you the best of both classroom instruction and real-world practice. You'll learn a variety of skills and get plenty of experience while participating in externships within our network of local medical practices, hospitals and clinics.

In addition to the traditional diploma program, we also offer an Associate of Applied Science in General Technology in Medical Assisting/Phlebotomy you can earn by completing additional courses.

The Medical Assisting program has limited enrollment. Please see the Special Admissions Information below.

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Program Cost*

Paying for college is not as hard as you may think. Many of our students attend for little to no tuition cost.

Medical Assisting/Phlebotomy Degree

$2,973 per semester

Medical Assisting Diploma

$2,535 per semester

The cost of books, supplies, and fees may vary. Please see the appropriate Special Admissions Overview for more information.

*Based on 2021-22 full-time / in-county tuition

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Take a look at the Special Admissions Overview criteria for more information about program requirements.

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Please use the links below to access the Admissions Overview information for the program you want to apply to. These sheets contain vital information concerning required courses, detailed costs and rating sheets that will benefit you throughout the application process.

If you would like to better prepare for the special admissions process for one of these programs, our Health Science and Nursing Preparation Programs are a good place to start.

Chaka McGee

Chaka McGee

Medical Assisting
Program Coordinator


The 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). CAAHEP, 9355 – 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775; telephone: (727) 210-2350;

To review accreditation status, please visit the OCtech Program Accreditation/Approval page.

Program Goals

  1. To prepare competent entry-level medical assistants who gain employment in the field (80% minimum) by sound preparation in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
  2. To retain 80% of the students from the beginning of each cohort through to graduation.
  3. To prepare graduates of the program to be able to sit for a national certifying exam with a minimum pass rate of 70% per cohort.
  4. For students to acquire the knowledge necessary to perform in the ethical and lawful standards of current medical practice.

Program Outcomes

The total percentage of students retained from the 2018 admission cohort is 66.67%.

This outcome is based on the most recent Annual Report Form submitted to the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).


Graduates of the program are eligible to take the certification exam for medical assistants given by the American Association of Medical Assistants, 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 1575, Chicago, IL, 60606; telephone: (312) 899-1500;