Medical Assisting

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 Assisting program at Kansas City Kansas Community College is accredited by CAAHEP.  Graduates of the program have a national certification exam pass rate of 95%. The 2016 medical assistant cohort has a positive placement rate of 84.62%.  ​Based on the 2019 Annual Report submitted to MAERB, students graduating from the program in 2017 had an exam pass rate of 96.2%.


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.

Medical Assistant Certificate

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