Program Overview

Medical Assisting

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*This program is financial aid eligible.
The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures.

Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, coding and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, computer operations; assisting with examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, supervised medication administration; and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care.

Graduates of CAAHEP-accredited medical assisting programs may be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants' Certification Examination to become Certified Medical Assistants. Employment opportunities include physicians' offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments, and hospitals.

Students are admitted into the programs in the summer and may complete the program using evening classes.

Students obtain the diploma after completing the first four semesters of the associate degree program. Students are eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam after they have completed the diploma.

The Medical Assisting diploma program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Upon successful completion of the program, all students are eligible to sit for the AAMA Certification Exam. 

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 
25400 US Highway 19 N, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763

How to Apply: Program applications are accepted February 1– July 15. View the Admissions Checklist and the Essential Skills form. Use the button below to apply to Durham Tech following the Health Technologies Enrollment Steps. Once prerequisites are completed, apply to the Medical Assisting program (application available here February 1, 2020).

If you have questions about admissions requirements after reviewing the above information, you may contact Anna-Wade Banks, advising specialist.

Next Application Deadline is Jul 15

Estimated Tuition & Fees


Program Type

Associate Degree


Main Campus, Online

Credit Hours


Program Stats

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Average Salary


Estimated Completion Time

20-21 months
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Average Class Size


Upcoming Program Events

Current and Upcoming Course Offerings

Course Number Title Credit Hours
ACA-122 College Transfer Success 1
BIO-155 Nutrition 3
BIO-163 Basic Anatomy & Physiology 5
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 3
COM-231 Public Speaking 3
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
ENG-112 Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3
MAT-110 Mathematical Measurement and Literacy 3
MED-110 Orientation to Medical Assisting 1
MED-118 Medical Law and Ethics 2
MED-121 Medical Terminology I 3
MED-122 Medical Terminology II 3
MED-130 Administrative Office Procedures I 2
MED-138 Infection/Hazard Control 2
MED-232 Medical Insurance Coding 2
PSY-150 General Psychology 3