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Medical Assistant (MAS.S.CRT)

  • Division: Health Sciences
  • Department: Medical Assistant Technology

Medical assistants are multi-skilled professionals who assist physicians with the administrative and clinical aspects of patient care. This certificate is designed to be completed in three (3) semesters on a full-time basis. The certificate consists of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the Applicant Information packet located on the webpage. A cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required, as well as a grade of C or higher in all certificate courses. The student will be required to complete 210 hours of unpaid supervised practicum during their third semester of the certificate. Note: Healthcare Professional CPR, health certificate, immunizations, student health insurance, and background check must be completed prior to enrolling in the practicum component of the curriculum. The graduate is eligible to sit for a national exam to become a credentialed medical assistant.

Program Accreditation

Sinclair Community College’s Medical Assistant Technology certificate program will seek accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763.

Curriculum