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The Medical Assisting program at MCC prepares students for one of the fastest growing healthcare career fields.

Medical Assistants are a unique and versatile part of the healthcare team. They can perform duties in the medical setting ranging from the front office to a variety of clinical duties like obtaining medical histories, taking patient vitals, giving injections, venipuncture, assisting with minor surgeries, ECGs and many other procedures.

Degrees & Certificates Offered

Associate in Applied Science:

Certificate of Achievement:

The MCC Medical Assisting program is ideal for students with an interest in healthcare and willingness to perform a variety of different duties.


Accreditation: The Metropolitan Community College Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (, upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP): 9355 - 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775 - P: 727-210-2350,

Program Director/Instructor: Melanie Shaw, 531-622-24726
Instructor: Lacey Attebery, 531-622-4685

If you have questions regarding the program, please contact the program director at the email provided above or at 531-622-4713. If you are ready to get started with program requirements or the application process, please call 531-622-2400 to schedule your advising appointment with a Success Navigator or Academic Advisor.

Additional info:

  • Program outcomes: The 5-year Cumulative Retention Rate for the Medical Assisting program at Metropolitan Community College is 93.75% and the Employer Satisfaction Outcome Rate is 100% based on the most recent annual report form submitted to the MAERB office.
    Year Retention Graduate Satisfaction Job Placement Employer Satisfaction Exam Passage # Graduates by Admission Year # Graduates by Year of Graduation
      >=60% >=80% >=60% >=80% >=60%    
    2022 84.62% 100.00% 83.33% 100.00% 66.67% 11 12
    2021 100.00% 100.00% 87.50% 100.00% 100.00% 12 8
    2020 80.00% 100.00% 75.00% 100.00% 60.00% 8 28
    2019 96.55% 100.00% 75.00% 100.00% 100.00% 28 16
    2018 100.00% 100.00% 72.73% 100.00% 100.00% 16 11
    Cumulative 93.75% 100.00% 77.33% 100.00% 82.35% 75 75

  • Professional Health Studies - Medical Assisting (PHSMO) Associate in Applied Science Degree: Students who successfully complete the Medical Assisting certificate can earn the Professional Health Studies degree by fulfilling the additional 4.5 credit hours of general education requirements. Note that not all courses in the degree may transfer.
  • Medical Assisting Application
  • The Health Sciences Reasoning Test - Associate Degree Level (HSRT-AD)

NOTE: For best performance with assistive technologies, please download the Medical Asissting Application Packet rather than viewing it in the browser.

NOTE: For accommodations concerning the application above, please contact our Disability Support Services.