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Medical Assistant program

  • Expert instructors with decades of industry experience
  • Train in labs equipped with high-fidelity manikins
  • Flexible schedules
  • Prepares you for the CCMA exam
  • You may qualify for financial assistance

Program duration: 10 months.

Available schedules: Weekday & Weekend

Enrollment is ongoing for the Medical Assistant program. Scroll down for course details or get info on how to register.

Medical Assistant program info

Program Description

A Medical Assistant (MA) performs administrative and/or clinical tasks to support the work of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals in the delivery of primary healthcare and patient care management.

Our Medical Assistant program provides students with real-world clinical skills that are essential to working in a modern medical facility. An applied learning approach to the curriculum is emphasized throughout to help you further develop the tactile and critical thinking skills necessary to assist with diagnostic procedures, facilitate examination and treatment of patients, perform limited procedures, schedule diagnostic tests and consultations, maintain patient clinical records, and effectively support physicians, nurses, and other interdisciplinary team members.

The program duration is 41 weeks or 730-clock hours, which includes 160 hours of supervised practicum in a clinical setting.

The MA program provides students with the clinical, technical, and professional skills they need to be successful in the healthcare industry. Instruction will include the fundamentals of medical assisting, laboratory procedures, anatomy, clinical front office management, communication skills, cardiopulmonary and EKG, nutrition and immunology, phlebotomy, medical terminology, first aid applications, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training.

Students will be prepared to assist medical office practitioners in administering therapeutic shots/immunizations, performing lab testing and specimen collection, blood draw using phlebotomy skills, performing patient/client data entry procedures, and customer service skills.

Upon completion of the program, students will be awarded a Diploma in medical assisting and will have the clinical knowledge and proficiency required of a Medical Assistant.

Program Topics

The course content includes but is not limited to:

  • Foundational knowledge and basic science
  • Health care systems and setting
  • Basic pharmacology
  • Insurance fundamentals
  • Nutrition
  • Medical terminology
  • Psychology
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Body structure and organs
  • Pathophysiology and disease process
  • Infection control and prevention
  • First Aid/BLS for healthcare providers
  • Cardiopulmonary and EKG
  • Clinical patient care
  • Patient care coordination and education
  • Administrative assisting (front office)
  • Communication and customer relations
  • Medical law and ethics

CPR/BLS certification is required

A current CPR/BLS certification for healthcare professionals (AHA certification only) is required. If you’re not CPR-certified, you can take our CPR/BLS class to satisfy this requirement.

General Admission Requirements

Besides the specific course prereqs in the previous section, all prospective applicants must meet the following general admission requirements.

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • High school diploma or GED
  • A current CPR/BLS certification
  • Valid state ID
  • Valid SSN card
  • Plain black scrub set and royal blue long sleeve undershirt
  • White leather or pleather sneakers
  • No long or artificial nails (OSHA requirements)
  • No facial piercings
  • Negative tuberculosis (TB) test result

The TB test can be a skin test, blood work, or chest X-Ray.


Successful applicants are required to attend an orientation on the Friday preceding the course start date from 1:00 pm. to 2:00 p.m.


Externships are an integral part of the Medical Assistant program. Through partnerships with KU Medical Center, AdventHealth, and HCA Physician Clinics, we’re able to provide our students with real-world experiences during the course of their studies.

Externship days and times are within the course dates but times may vary to align with a nursing community’s shift schedule. Your instructor will provide you up to date info about the Externship for your class.

Students and their instructor during a clinical at a nursing community.

Program Schedule

Class Time
Weekdays (Mon. & Wed.)
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
160 hours
Weekends (Fri. & Sat.)
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
160 hours

Available Start Dates

The following start dates are available for the Weekdays (Mon. & Wed.) program schedule:

  • Oct. 16, 2023 to June 26, 2024
  • Nov. 20, 2023 to July 31, 2024
  • Jan. 8, 2024 – Sept. 6, 2024
  • Feb. 12, 2024 – Oct. 9, 2024

The following start dates are available for the Weekend (Fri. & Sat.) program schedule:

  • Oct. 20, 2023 – June 29, 2024
  • Nov. 24, 2023 – Aug. 3, 2024
  • Jan 12, 2024 – Sep. 7, 2024
  • Feb. 16, 2024 – Oct. 12, 2024

Financial assistance is available

If you qualify, KC Scholars will pay for all or part of your tuition and fees for the Medical Assistant program.

Cost and Registration

Cost for the Medical Assistant program is $7,800, and covers the cost of study book and lab supplies. There’s also a $25 non-refundable application fee and a 2.3% processing charge that applies to every transaction.

Full payment must be made before the first day of class unless approved for a payment plan. Students may qualify for Kansas Workforce, or MO Full Employment Council (FEC) financial assistance program.

If you’re unable to make a full or partial payment, you may make a non-refundable $100 payment to hold your spot.

To speak with one of our admissions staff about this program, call or text (913) 708-8323 or stop by our facility at 10000 W 75th Street, Suite 241, Merriam, KS 66204. If you’ve made the decision to enroll, you may kickstart the enrollment process by clicking that button and register today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Classes for our Weekend program schedule meet on Fridays and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

No. Graduating from this course does not make you a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA). To become a CCMA, you must also take and pass the CCMA through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Info on the requirements of the exam and how to register are available at this NHA page.

After registering to take the CCMA exam, you can take it at our testing center or any other approved testing center of your choice. You’ll earn a CCMA certification if you pass. Otherwise, you’ll have to wait 30 days before you can register for another attempt.

Yes, it expires two (2) years from the date it was issued. More info on how to renew your CCMA certification before it expires is available at this NHA CCMA certification renewal page.