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Medical Assistant Certificate Training

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Prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in Healthcare!  Learn to assist physicians by performing functions related to the administrative and clinical responsibilities of a medical office. This program is designed to meet standards set by the Affordable Care Act, the skills sets required by regional employers and preparation for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national exam.

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Great Bay Community College in partnership with Core Physicians and Wentworth-Douglass Physician Corp developed a twelve-week Medical Assistant Certificate program of 320 hours of classroom instruction, hands-on lab experiences and a 160-hour practicum at local medical offices.

National Certification: Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination.

Application Requirements:

  • Age 18 & older
  • High School Diploma, GED or HiSet
  • Interview
  • WorkReadyNH Certificate or completed Pre-Assessment - Call (603) 427-7636 to schedule.
  • Completed Application

Required immunizations, health and drug screen and criminal background check required prior to the 160-hour practicum.

For more information contact Kim Hashem-Dugal, Program Coordinator, (603) 427-7647, or khashemdugal@ccsnh.edu

Program Courses

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
NCHC140G Medical Assistant Non-credit
Classroom , Lab , Total Non-credit
NCHC141G Medical Assistant Practicum Non-credit
Classroom , Lab , Total Non-credit
Total Credits Non Credit

Typical Job Opportunities

Job Outlook for 2012 – 2022:

Employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 29% from 2012 – 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.  The growth of the aging baby-boom population will continue to spur demand for preventative medical services which are often provided by physicians.  As their practices expand, physicians will hire more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties allowing the physicians to see more patients. The median annual wage for medical assistants was $29,370 in May 2012.

Source:  US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Still not sure?

Learn more about the Medical Assistant Certificate Training program by contacting the Business and Training Center.