Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant

Program Outcomes

Program Description

The Medical Assistant program is a two-year program that can be completed entirely on the NCMC campus. The courses can either be taken in the classroom or online. There are a few courses that can only be taken online that will require you to come to campus a few times during the semester to attend a lab component of that course. At the end of the program, you will do an Internship course allowing you to take what you have learned in the program and apply your skills at a facility. The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) Exam is incorporated into the curriculum of the internship course.

What is a Medical Assistant?

Medical Assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. Their duties vary with the location, specialty, and size of practice. Medical Assistants may perform the following duties: record patient history and personal information, measure vital signs, help the physician with patient examinations, give patients injections or medications as directed by the physician, schedule patient appointments, prepare blood samples for laboratory tests, and enter patient information into medical records.

General Information

  • Entire curriculum is available at NCMC
  • 2-Year Program
  • Total of 66 credit hours
  • Skills and internship incorporated in curriculum
  • Minimum of ā€œCā€ or above required in all classes
  • Requirements to do your Internship course
    • ā€œCā€ or above in all courses
    • Program Advisor Permission
  • Medical Assistant Cost
  • Medical Assistant Curriculum
  • Federally Required Disclosure on State Licensing Requirements: This program is designed to prepare students to meet Missouri licensure or certification requirements for employment. To ensure that we provide only accurate and current information, NCMC has not made a determination as to whether this program meets all current licensure or certification requirements for other states or U.S. territories. Students intending to work in other states are strongly encouraged to verify licensing and certification requirements with the appropriate state board.

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NCMC Contact Information


Kristi Cutsinger, MBA

Program Coordinator of Health Sciences
North Central Missouri College
1301 Main Street
Trenton, MO 64683
(660) 357-6284
[email protected]