• Career & Professional Development

Programs & Courses

Certificate - Medical Assistant

Related Content

Need Help?

Continuing Education Office

410 386-8100
  • Career & Professional Development

Certificate - Medical Assistant Overview

A certified clinical medical assistant is an unlicensed multi-skilled health care practitioner competent in a variety of clinical and laboratory procedures and many administrative roles. Medical assistants perform routine administrative and clinical tasks to keep physician, podiatry, chiropractic and other health practitioner offices running smoothly. Medical assisting is projected to be one of the fastest growing occupations. Job prospects are best for medical assistants with formal training and certification. 


Carroll’s two-year first-time pass rate for 2018-2019 on the National Healthcareer Association Certified Clinical Medical Assistant certification exam was 96.6% .


Occupational Requirements 

Most employers require 18 years or older and a high school diploma or GED®

Information Unique to the Training

The program requires study time outside of class and includes college-level texts. All tests must be passed prior to the start of clinical training. Clinical requires written documentation of MMR and Varicella immunity, a negative TB test or chest x-ray within the last 12 months and Hepatitis B immunity or waiver. Clinical sites may require criminal background checks and drug screenings at an additional cost. Applications are required. Call 410-386-8100 for information.


Pell Grant: Medical Assistant Training is approved by the U.S.Department of Education for Pell Grant funding. Eligibility is determined through completion of the FAFSA. For more information contact the Office of Financial Aid at 410-386-8437 or FinancialAid@carrollcc.edu

Veterans: Medical Assistant is an approved program for Veterans Education Benefits. Call 410-386-8100 for more information.

Courses to Complete 

  • Module 1 (approximately 170 hrs.)
    AHE-144 Introduction to Health
    AHE-149 Medical Terminology for Health Careers
    AHE-145 Introduction to Health Care Systems 
    AHE-312 Professional Preparation for Medical Assistants
    AHE-146 Basic Math for Health Care Workers
    AHE-315 BLS Provider or current AHA BLS Provider CPR card 
    AHE-147 HIPAA Training 
    AHE-275 Pharmacology
  • Module 2 (approximately 330 hrs.)
    AHE-282 Anatomy & Physiology for Health Careers
    AHE-160 Basic Patient Intake
    AHE-288 Basic EKG Training
    AHE-212 Introduction to Electronic Health Records
    AHE-243 Medical Administrative Assistant
    AHE-211 Intro lab techniques for Medical Assistants
    AHE-289 Phlebotomy for Health Careers
    AHE-199 Medical Billing for the Physician's Office

  • Module 3 (approximately 120 hrs.)
    AHE-240 Medical Assistant Clinical 1
    AHE-241 Medical Assistant Clinical 2

View current course offerings.  Not all courses are offered in every schedule.

Approximate Number of Hours 

620 hours

Approximate Training Cost*

$8,200, plus texts

Licensure/Certification Earned

You will be prepared to take the certification exam and will be eligible for national certification as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) (for an additional fee).


Estimated Hourly Wage** 

$13 - 17/hr.

*Unless noted, cost does not include any required textbooks and related materials, applicable licensing fees, background check fees, testing fees or prerequisite courses.
**Wages are based on data from the 
Bureau of Labor Statistics and are estimates only.