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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.

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.

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.

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Christin Bartley

Christin Bartley

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; The OCtech Medical Assisting program is expected to prepare medical assistants who are competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the profession.

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

Graduation RateExam Pass RateJob Placement

Retention: The total percentage of 2020 admission cohort students retained in the program was 92.86%.

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;

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