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Medical Assisting


Medical Assisting is one of the fastest growing occupations in health careers today.  A clinical medical assistant is a professional who performs routine clinical tasks in a medical office setting. Responsibilities may include patient triage, assisting medical practitioners during routine clinical exams, collecting and processing diagnostic tests, and medication administration.  Students have the opportunity to take two National Certification exams to become a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant and a Certified Phlebotomist. Instruction is presented through independent study, project based learning and clinical work experience.



Applicants must complete a SouthernTech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the SouthernTech campus and online by visiting our Student Portal (please create an account prior to showing interest or applying by clicking the blue Sign In button). Enrollment for this career program is open to adults and in-district High Schools (juniors/seniors).


Financial Aid and Scholarships

This program is not approved for Federal Financial Aid; scholarships may be available for those who qualify.


Courses (525 hours)

  • Introduction to Medical Assisting 
  • Clinical Procedures I 
  • Clinical Procedures II
  • Pharmacology
  • Clinical Experience

Estimated time to complete: 10 months



  • 8:00-11:00 AM
  • 12:45-3:45 PM
Robin Waters

Medical Assisting Instructor

Targeted Certifications and/or Credentials

  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
  • Registered Phlebotomist (AAMP)

Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.