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* This program is financial aid eligible.

Medical Assisting

Long Term

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 program 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 until July 1. 

Before you Apply

View the Admissions Checklist and the Essential Skills form. Attend an information session (recommended). They are also listed in the Upcoming Events section below.

Apply to the College

New students who are not currently enrolled at Durham Tech should apply to the College using the Health Tech Students then Steps to Apply.

Apply to the Medical Assisting Program

Prerequisites must be completed before applying to the program. Review the Admissions Checklist. Apply to the Medical Assisting program during the application period using the online Health and Wellness Admissions Application.

Estimated Tuition & Fees


Program Type

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)


Main Campus, Online

Credit Hours


First-Semester Courses

Course Number Title Credit Hours
ACA-122 College Transfer Success 1
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 3
COM-231 Public Speaking 3
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3

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