Medical Assistant - Technical Certificate

Program Code/CIP Code: MEDA.CERT/51.0801
Credits Required: 38
Division: Health Professions
Accreditation: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

The Medical Assistant Department is committed to providing a student learning environment which inspires life - long learning utilizing a spirit of inquiry to promote excellence in clinical competence,professional accountability , caring, and effective communication skills for a diverse student population. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to challenge either the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA), the Register Medical Assistant (RMA) exam, or Certified Medical Assistant (CMA).

The Medical Assistant program is designed to prepare students for entry - level positions in a medical facility. Clinical functions include taking vital signs and patient histories; assisting with exams, treatments, and office surgery; collecting specimens; sterilization procedures; basic first aid; and CPR. Administrative functions include scheduling and receiving patients; obtaining and maintaining patient data; completing insurance forms; arranging for hospital admission, billing, and collection; etc. Upon completion of the classroom portion of the program, students complete a 180 hour non - paid clinical experience (externship) in a medical office.

Graduates of the Medical Assistant Program at KCKCC are satisfied with the education that they receive, as there is an average graduate survey participation of 59.46% with an average graduate satisfaction of 100% over the past two years. 


The Medical Assisting program at Kansas City Kansas Community College is accredited by CAAHEP. Graduates of the program have an average national certification exam pass rate of 94% over two years.

Requirements for Admission to the Program

  • This is a selective admission program. Application to the program does not constitute admission.
  • Reading score of 65 or higher on the Accuplacer.
  • Contact program for application, full requirements and program-specific advising.

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Certificate Specific Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ALHT 0127 Medical Terminology 3
MEDA 0105 Medical Administrative Aspects 4
MEDA 0115 Medical Professional Issues 2
MEDA 0130 Pharmacology Administration 2
MEDA 0150 Emergency Preparedness 1
MEDA 0160 Human Body 3
MEDA 0165 Patient Care 4
MEDA 0175 Advanced Patient Care 4
MEDA 0180 Billing and Coding 3
MEDA 0185 Laboratory Diagnostics 5
MEDA 0190 Pharmacology 3
MEDA 0195 Externship 4
Total Program Requirements 38
*See course syllabi for course prerequisites

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