Medical Assistant (MA)
The Medical Assistant program at Cabarrus College prepares students to support medical providers by performing a variety of administrative tasks such as taking medical histories and managing medical records. Medical Assistants are also qualified to perform basic clinical duties such as taking vital signs, starting IVs, and performing venipuncture.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Medical Assistant jobs are expected to have one of the highest rates of growth over the next 10 years.

Our program offers both a Medical Assistant diploma and an Associate of Science in Medical Assistant degree. Diploma graduates are eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants Certification Examination. In the past three years, 100% of our graduates have passed the certification exam and been qualified for healthcare-related opportunities. Diploma graduates are also eligible to pursue the associate degree that includes studies in behavioral and biological sciences and a medical assistant internship.

A career as a Medical Assistant is an attractive option for someone who is looking for a career change or entering the workforce for the first time.

The Mission of the Medical Assistant Program at Cabarrus College is to provide an atmosphere for qualified students to develop, enhance, and demonstrate the knowledge, skills and professionalism required to function as an entry-level medical assistant in the ambulatory care setting.

Program Goals
  • Graduate students who demonstrate the technical, cognitive, and professional behaviors of an entry level medical assistant.
  • Meet or exceed the national average pass rates for first time sitters taking the Certification Examination administered by the American Association of Medical Assistants.
  • Promote educational opportunities to foster professional growth within the medical assistant community.
  • Provide a progressive and challenging learning environment for students enrolled in the medical assistant program.
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