Program Overview

Medical Assisting - Diploma

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* This program is financial aid eligible.
The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures.

Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, coding and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, computer operations; assisting with examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, supervised medication administration; and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care.

Graduates of CAAHEP-accredited medical assisting programs may be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants' Certification Examination to become Certified Medical Assistants. Employment opportunities include physicians' offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments, and hospitals.

Students are admitted into the programs in the summer and may complete the program using evening classes.

The Medical Assisting diploma program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Upon successful completion of the program, all students are eligible to sit for the AAMA Certification Exam. 

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 
25400 US Highway 19 N, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763

Medical Assisting diploma graduate outcomes were reported to the Medical Assisting Review Board (MAERB) as part of the program's Annual Report Form in 2020 (ARF-2019). The exam pass rate is 100 percent for the class that graduated in 2017!

How to Apply: 

Program applications are accepted February 1– July 1.

  1. View the Admissions Checklist and the Essential Skills form.
  2. Use the button below to apply to Durham Tech following the Health Technologies Enrollment Steps. Once prerequisites are completed,
  3. Apply to the Medical Assisting program using the program application form

If you have questions about admissions requirements after reviewing the information, you may contact Donna Alston.

Fall Application Deadline is Jul 01

Estimated Tuition & Fees



Main Campus, Online

Credit Hours


Program Stats

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Average Salary

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Average Class Size


Estimated Completion Time

12-13 months
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Certification Exam Pass Rate


Current and Upcoming Course Offerings

Course Number Title Credit Hours
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 3
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
MED-260 MED Clinical Practicum 5
MED-264 Medical Assisting Overview 2