This accredited program is designed to help prepare adults for a career as a medical assistant. Hands-on instruction will build a student's confidence and expertise while supporting and correlatng lab and clinical experiences.

Our goal is to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive knowledge, psychomotor skills, and affective behavior learning domains. Our program teaches students to:

  • Perform a wide range of medical procedures in various healthcare careers
  • Apply advanced processes and diagnostic procedures such as phlebotomy, hematology, and pharmacology in a clinical environment
  • Practice ethical standards, confidentiality, business etiquette, and professionalism when interacting with patients, clients, coworkers, and management

Entrance Requirements:

  • Passage of the WorkKeys Entrance Exam
  • CPR certification
  • Hepatitis B vaccinations (series of 3)
  • Updated tetanus and diphtheria vaccinations
  • Negative TB skin test


You might also like these related programs:

Practical Nursing

Dental Assisting

Nurse Aide Training


  • Certified Medical Assistant
  • ACT National Career Readiness Credential


The WCSCC Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of 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




Career Opportunities: 

Prepared for advanced certifications or further education

Prepared for immediate employment in the medical assisting field including:

  • Doctor offices
  • Hospitals
  • Medical facilities

Successful completion of Adult Medical Assisting Program earns 30 credits towards Associate of Technical Studies at The University of Akron.



Additional Information: 
  • Externship - Students in Medical Assisting will participate in 160 hours of hands-on, clinical experiences through an externship with a local health care provider.
  • Certificate of Completion & Career Portfolio
  • College Credit - Adult & Community Education partners with other post-secondary education providers to help students reach their goals.  College credits may be awarded at Franklin University and/or The University of Akron Wayne College.
  • This 900-hour program is about 12 months long and meets M-Th 5:30-9:30pm.
  • Tuition: $5,625 + books and supplies: $2,019 (all costs subject to change)
  • Next Start Date: Fall 2020 (Enroll early to ensure placement!)
  • How to enroll in the Medical Assisting program: first register for an info session where you'll receive your application, financial aid information, course schedule, and more. Reserve your spot by calling 330-669-7070 or online here.
  • Financial Aid available for those who qualify. Visit our Financial Aid page for more information.
  • For questions and additional information, call 330-669-7070
  • View the Medical Assisting Student Handbook and Addendum
  • Survey results from the past five years indicate 96% of employers of our graduates are satisfied with our program/graduates. 85.19% of our students gained employment in a related occupation upon graduation. As reported on the 2018 MAERB annual report, 100% of our 2016 cohort of Medical Assisting students secured related placement.