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Medical Assisting

Work alongside physicians as a multi-skilled healthcare professional. In this innovative, accelerated program, you’ll work at a sponsoring company while taking classes.

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What is Medical Assisting?

Work alongside physicians as a multi-skilled healthcare professional in the high demand field. Medical assistants work in ambulatory settings, such as physician's offices, clinics, and group practices. The Medical Assisting program is designed to train students to assist the needs of the private physicians.

Students are required to attend a pre-admission conference for this program.

What are my career options?

These multiskilled personnel can perform administrative and clinical procedures. Physicians value the unique versatility of the Medical Assistant, and the profession is expanding rapidly in the community.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?




Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status. The diploma track takes 16 months to complete.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.


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The Jefferson Community & Technical College 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 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
(727) 210-2350

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Completion Rate

Admission Year Program Completion
2015 85.71%
2016 91.67%
2017 93.75%
2018 72.73%
2019 78.95%
Five Year Average 84.72%

CMA Exam Pass Rate

Graduation Year Pass rate on CMA Exam
2015 86.36%
2016 75%
2017 90.91%
2018 66.67%
2019 42.86%
Five Year Average 76.12%


Job Placement

Enrollment Year Job Placement
2018 (Graduation Year) 100%
2019 (Graduation Year) 62.50%
Five Year Average 86.96%

*Information gathered from MAERB Annual Report

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Program Contact

Michelle Butler

Medical Assisting

Program Coordinator

(502) 213-2301

Allied Health and Nursing Direct Line:  (502) 213-4050

Allied Health Advising Office:  (502) 213-2245

Allied Health Division Office:  (502) 213-4200 or (502) 213-4296