students practicing drawing a syringe from a medicine vial


Jon Cristino
Tech (Building 9), room 236B
919-536-7200, ext. 8096

Admissions Questions

Donna Alston
919-536-7200, ext. 1122

* This program is financial aid eligible.

Medical Assisting - Diploma

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 programs in the summer and may complete the program using evening classes.

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

Medical Assisting diploma graduate outcomes were reported to the Medical Assisting Review Board (MAERB) as part of the program's Annual Report Form in 2023 (ARF-2022). For the graduating class of 2020:

  • Certification Exam Pass Rate 90%,
  • Retention 90.9%
  • Job Placement 100% 

How to Apply

Program applications are accepted February 1– July 1. 

Before you Apply

View the Admissions Checklist and the Essential Skills form.

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

Once prerequisites are completed, apply to the Medical Assisting program using the program application form. Submit program applications electronically to Admissions, Registration, and Records (not Health and Wellness). Drop off locations are also listed on the Electronic Document Submission web page.

Upcoming Program Events

Estimated Tuition & Fees



Main Campus, Online

Credit Hours


First-Semester Courses

Course Number Title Credit Hours
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 3
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3

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