Enter the Workforce with a Certificate in Medical Assisting

Blue Ridge CTC’s Medical Assistant certificate develops marketable skills required to deliver quality care as a medical assistant.

The Medical Assistant Certificate Program offers students a blend of hands-on training and industry-focused lectures to learn about performing various clinical and administrative procedures with confidence.

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Why Enroll in the Medical Assistant Certificate Program

With the Medical Assistant Certificate, students develop real-time competencies in areas of administration, clinical procedures and other medical assistant skills through practical and academic training. The degree allows students to:

    • Learn concepts related to medical assisting foundations.
    • Take part in externships to gain hands-on experience in medical assisting.
    • Build a solid base to potentially sit for American Medical Technologists’ National Certification exam in medical assisting after graduating.
    • Prepare to work primarily in outpatient care settings.


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For medical assistants and similar professions, predicted by BLS between 2020-30.

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Enroll full-time and earn a certificate in as little as two semesters!

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Plan a Rewarding Career with a Medical Assisting Certificate

Learn how to deliver quality medical care under certified industry experts.The Medical Assistant certificate helps students learn and demonstrate in-demand medical assisting skills.

This course helps students learn workforce skills and apply them in real-life ambulatory care settings.

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What You Will Learn - Curriculum Overview

With our Medical Assistant certificate, students obtain hands-on instruction from highly trained faculty about the essentials of medical assisting.

Students learn core concepts in medical assisting such as introduction to pharmacology, introduction to medical assisting, insurance billing and coding, medical office management lab, clinical medical assistant, and more. Our Medical Assistant certificate allows students to:

    • Gain a strong understanding about anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, medical law and ethics, and more.
    • Learn critical evaluation of patient care and administrative scenarios.
    • Develop professional commitment towards ethical, legal, and compassionate medicine practices.
    • Learn effective communication with patients, healthcare teams, and others.

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Here is what the learners have to share about their experiences after earning their Medical Assistant certificate.

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

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

    • State and Federal Grant Programs
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Have questions about the Medical Assistant certificate program? We can help!

With a one-year economical and flexible medical assistant certificate program, students gain foundational knowledge for potential entry into e medical assisting professions available in the local economy.

The Blue Ridge CTC Medical Assistant Certificate Program develops workforce-ready skills through hands-on training and guidance from industry experts.

With our medical assistant certificate program, students learn core concepts and theories through practical application required to become medical assistants. The medical assistant program curriculum enables students to develop the skills and competencies required to deliver quality medical care and execute various clinical and administrative processes with utmost confidence.


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.

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