Medical Assisting

Medical assistant draws blood

Medical Assisting

You can work in a skilled position in health care with one year of training in Mitchell’s Medical Assisting Diploma program. Coursework includes scheduling, coding, billing, collections, medical transcription and routine laboratory procedures. Continue your studies to earn an associate degree in Medical Assisting. You may also devote two years of study to earn the degree before you go to work. 

Upon graduation from a CAAHEP-accredited medical assisting program, such as Mitchell’s diploma program, you may be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants’ Certification Examination to become a certified medical assistant.

Program Effectiveness Data 2016

The Medical Assisting Diploma Program at Mitchell Community College has a job placement average of 90% over the past five years.

Possible Careers

Medical Assistant in physicians’ offices, health departments, hospitals and other health care facilities.


Study Options

Medical Assisting A.A.S. Degree (A45400)
Medical Assisting Diploma (D45400)

Competitive Enrollment

The Medical Assisting program typically has more applicants than available space. Applicants must meet additional requirements including sufficient math and science courses, demonstrated computer competency, certifications, evidence of physical and mental health, etc. Competitive enrollment programs may have different application deadlines and requirements.


Program Accreditation

The Medical Assisting Diploma program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). CAAHEP, 25400 US Highway, 19 N., Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763. The Medical Assisting Associate Degree program is not accredited by CAAHEP.

Member of American Association of Medical Assistants 



Mary Marks, Program Coordinator
(704) 978-5424