Enroll in the Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting: Medical Assisting Foundation Program

Blue Ridge CTC’s Medical Assisting: Medical Assisting Foundation program equips learners with content-specific knowledge through externship opportunities to develop workforce-ready skills and competency. The degree prepares for administrative and clinical duties for allied healthcare professions.

Apply Now Blue Ridge
Associate Degree Banner
rectangle shape left rectangle shape right

Apply for an A.A.S. Medical Assisting: Medical Assisting Foundation Program Designed for You

Blue Ridge CTC’s Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting: Medical Assisting Foundation is designed to train students in industry-focused skills to become future-proof for allied healthcare or caregiving careers. With flexible curriculum and elective choices, students can create pathways to advanced programs.

New Student Icon

Are You a New Student?

Build a solid foundation for a promising career with our associate degree in Medical Assisting: Medical Assisting Foundation. Blue Ridge CTC offers a blend of real-world knowledge and additional workforce skills employers look for in qualified applicants.

Transfer Student Icon

Transferring Schools?

You are not alone, as almost a third of students transfer schools! Check our transfer evaluation tool to save money and time while transferring to our Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting: Medical Assisting Foundation program.


New Jobs

Projected each year for in-demand medical-related occupations.

18 %

Job Growth

In the employment of medical assisting professionals is projected between 2020 to 2030!


Average Salary

For Medical Assistants working in healthcare related positions.


Hourly Wage

Is estimated for medical assistants with clinical duties.

Why Pursue an Associate Degree in Medical Assisting Foundation?

The Blue Ridge CTC’s associate degree in Medical Assisting: Medical Assisting Foundation prepares students for early transition to the healthcare workforce with increasing earning potential. This degree allows students to:

    • Critically evaluate patient care and administrative scenarios.
    • Demonstrate hands-on competency in administrative, clinical, and general skills of medical assisting.
    • Function as a competent, professional member of a healthcare team both administratively and clinically.
    • Learn to contribute to the development and growth of their local communities in creative ways.

Achieve Your Career Goals With a Medical Assisting: Medical Assisting Foundation Associate Degree

Are you seeking a meaningful career in patient care? Blue Ridge CTC Medical Assisting: Medical Assisting Foundation associate degree allows students to learn healthcare workforce-ready skills to begin a rewarding career.

Throughout the associate degree program in Medical Assisting: Medical Assisting Foundation, students learn to contribute directly to the community’s well-being, prepare to work primarily in ambulatory care settings under the direction of a physician, and gain competencies needed for entry level medical assisting careers.

Earn this degree from our School of Allied Health Sciences!


Degree Program


On-campus, Hybrid, Online


Credit Hours

Ready to Enroll?

Apply Now


What Will You Learn? Curriculum Overview

With the associate degree in Medical Assisting: Medical Assisting Foundation, students learn the essential workplace skills and gain competency in demand by the healthcare industry.

Blue Ridge CTC Medical Assisting: Medical Assisting Foundation degree program introduces students to the core concepts needed to enter medical assisting and related occupations. Students gain competency in administrative, clinical, and general medical assisting skills. The curriculum helps students:

    • Prepare for entry-level allied health professionals in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
    • Critically evaluate patient care and administrative scenarios.
    • Function as a competent, professional member of a healthcare team.
    • Learn all the medical care and medical assisting foundation concentration.

View Catalog

Build Your Future With Blue Ridge CTC

Blue Ridge CTC offers an industry-focused approach to learning, leading to a path-breaking career and continuing education opportunities.

  • Icon 1


    Students Per Semester

  • Icon 2


    Degree & Certificate Programs

  • Icon 3


    Student-Faculty Ratio

  • Icon 4



Ready for More Information?

Schedule a Virtual Appointment

Ready to Visit Campus?

Schedule a Campus Tour

What You Experience at Blue Ridge CTC?

Blue Ridge CTC acts as a catalyst to career goals, gives students exposure to real-time career prospects, and provides a learning environment supporting personal and professional growth.

World-class Pedagogy That Shapes Future Leaders!

Effective faculty is the backbone of any school. Our faculty are committed teachers and scholars who:

Deliver real-world learning to shape a students’ job market competency.

Impart teaching that promotes creativity and sets the base for further 4-year programs.

Extend a smart learning model that raises job prospects.

Integrate best-in-class learning formats and resources to drive focused learning.

Student Support Services and Spaces for Balanced Learning!

We provide comprehensive Student Support Services to promote student success.

Student Services provides a variety of support, including tutoring, accessibility accommodations, and more!

We provide high-tech classes, supporting labs, and study areas to promote a balanced education.

We recognize talent and celebrate performance with awards and acknowledgments.

We have supportive staff to help with personal, professional, and academic challenges.

Placement Assistance to Nurture Careers!

We support students from admission through the career search! Career Services assists students:

Find the right kind of job with a career inventory assessment.

Get assistance on resume writing and referral to participating employer partners.

With interview preparation to boost their morale and get prepared with the right narration to win job negotiations.

Get a holistic learning environment, where they are nurtured to become the next set of professionals entering the workforce.

Promoting Equity to Develop an Intercultural College Environment!

As a community of students, faculty, staff, and external stakeholders, we strive for diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campuses, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Campus diversity encourages open dialogue on campus.

Equity removes barriers and ensures equal opportunities are afforded to all.

Our campus offers an inclusive, welcoming environment where all are valued, celebrated, and included.

The campus community promotes diversity and inclusion through a variety of speakers and events.

Hands-on Training and Internship Opportunities

We are committed to providing students with real-time training and internship opportunities to enter the workforce directly after graduating.

We provide industry expert instruction to strengthen job-specific skills needed for real-world challenges.

We assist students with internship opportunities to find their way to a successful career.

We provide industry-certified expert supervision and guidance to raise students’ job prospects in the Government and Private sectors.

Our campus is well equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories, machinery, hardware, and software required to provide the technical skills needed for real jobs.

Our Learner’s Voice!

Learn more about alumni who successfully reached their goals by earning an education at Blue Ridge CTC!

Rectangle-129 Icon Rectangle-130 Icon

Worried About Paying for College? Many Options Exist for Financial Aid

Blue Ridge CTC provides need-based financial aid to qualified applicants, ensuring all students have equal access to quality education.

Whether you are a student worrying about tuition fees or are a parent assisting a child paying for college, we have a wide variety of financial resources available.

    • State and Federal Grant Programs
    • Student Work-Study Opportunities
    • Student Loans
    • Special Grant Funding Opportunities
    • Blue Ridge CTC Foundation Scholarship opportunities

Get Financial Aid

Have Questions? Talk With an Admissions Counselor Today!

Admissions Counselors and Academic Advisors at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College help students navigate career paths throughout their academic careers.

Rectangle-129 Icon Rectangle-130 Icon

Expand Your Choices

Explore other program options that may meet your skills, talents, and personal qualities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about Blue Ridge Community and Technical College's Medical Assisting: Medical Assisting Foundation Program? We Can Help!

An associate degree in Medical Assisting:Medical Assisting Foundation is designed for prospects who are seeking workforce readiness. As per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be an 18% increase in Medical Assistants' job roles by the next decade. Students with the associate degree gain industry-specific skills in approximately two years.
Blue Ridge CTC’s associate degree program in Medical Assisting Foundation lets you meet your career goals in a limited time. With this two-year, economical, time-saving degree, you earn practical knowledge that allows you to enter the medical assisting workforce.

When selecting a Medical Assisting: Medical Assisting Foundation associate degree program in community colleges, be sure to review:

  • Institutional accreditation.
  • Credit transfer opportunities.
  • Job search and placement assistance.
  • Trained and certified faculty.
  • Flexible learning formats to attend as a part-time or full-time student
  • Financial aid to qualified students.
Admission requirements to the Blue Ridge CTC’s Medical Assisting: Medical Assisting Foundation program include a high school diploma or equivalent and a complete application packet. Students who have earned credits at other Colleges or Universities must also provide official copies of those transcripts. There is also a $25 application fee that can be paid at any time after submitting the application.
With a Medical Assisting: Medical Assisting Foundation program, students learn to handle administrative and clinical tasks such as maintaining patient records, preparing patients and rooms for examination, assisting physicians with exams, and performing front-desk tasks. Medical assistants typically work in physician's offices, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities.


Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.

Increase Font SizeDecrease Font Size