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Medical Assisting

Medical Assistant

Our Medical Assisting program delivers a well-rounded education encompassing administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures, culminating in a Certificate, Diploma, and the Associate of Science degree. The curriculum is thoughtfully designed to blend classroom learning, on-campus laboratory practice, and a hybrid format that includes real-world experience through supervised practice in affiliated offices and clinics. This innovative approach ensures that students not only grasp theoretical knowledge but also apply it in practical settings, enhancing their readiness for the workforce. We take pride in our 100% pass rate in 2023, reflecting our dedication to excellence and student success.

Our Advantage

  • Accredited Excellence: Benefit from a program that meets the highest industry standards
  • Innovative Hybrid Learning: Our flexible format combines online coursework with essential in-person clinical experiences
  • Flexible Scheduling: Day or evening classes to fit your lifestyle
  • Accelerated Fast-Track: Complete your education in 3 semesters
  • Open Enrollment: Accessible to all passionate individuals without prerequisites
  • Guaranteed Job Interview: We ensure you have a foot in the door before you graduate

Our graduates are highly sought after in various healthcare settings, from hospitals to outpatient care centers, thanks to our small class sizes, dedicated faculty, and the robust career foundation we provide from day one. Enroll now to start your journey in healthcare with a program that is invested in your success every step of the way. New students are accepted in the fall.

Program Credential after graduating NC Average Salary Length of Program
AAS MS $18.75 - $22.00 5 semesters
Diploma MA $18.75 3 semesters
Certificate Office Assistant $16.44 2 semesters


Job Title Projected Growth
(NC 2018-2028)
Median Wages
(NC 2018)
Certified Medical Assistant +19% $17.23 hourly

*(data from O*NET OnLine retrieved December 2020)

  • According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical assisting is one of the fastest-growing professions in healthcare.
  • Medical assistants are in high demand due to an increase in physician’s offices and outpatient facilities, technological advancements, and the surge in certain populations (AAMA, 2024)
  • Medical assistants are trained to work in the front and back office, performing waived laboratory procedures, assisting providers with patient needs, assisting with office procedures from minor surgeries to patient education, filing insurance, performing patient intake, and so much more!

Important Links

  •  Additional Financial Assistance
  • Accreditation Information
  • Career Opportunities MCHP
    • Apprenticeships and employment opportunities may be available through Mountain Community Health Partnership. Please contact MA Program Coordinator Susan Shephard for more information.
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Contact Us

Susan Shephard

Director, Medical Assisting Program