Program of Study

Course work includes instruction in administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures including scheduling appointments, coding and processing insurance, accounts, billing, collections, computer operations; assisting with examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, medication administration; and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care.

Graduates of CAAHEP-accredited medical assisting programs may be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants’ Certification Examination to become Certified Medical Assistants.


Additional Information

Careers Available

Careers are available in physicians’ health practitioners, such as chiropractors and podiatrists, outpatient care centers, public and private educational services, other ambulatory health care services, State and local government agencies, medical and diagnostic laboratories, nursing care facilities, and employment services.

Recommended Courses and Skills

Strong oral and written communication skills. High School Biology and/or human anatomy and physiology recommended. Ability to pass national certification exam.

Helpful Personal Attributes

Professionalism, love for people, ability to multi-task and an ability to work in a team environment.

Program Offerings

Program Credential Level Offered Code
Medical Assisting - Fall Entry Associate in Applied Science Day A45400
Medical Assisting - Spring Entry Associate in Applied Science Day A45400

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Medical Assisting Program, contact Anna Hilton, Program Coordinator, at 336.734.7362 or ahilton@forsythtech.edu.