Medical Assisting

certificate Degree

Medical Assisting Program Overview

Whether they're working in a private physician's practice or in a busy emergency department of a large city hospital, medical assistants are on the front lines of patient care, performing administrative and clinical duties. 

This nine-month to one-year certificate program will empower you with the professional skills and theory you need to make clinical judgments in a variety of medical settings. 

  • Learn from doctors and nurses who are currently working at Boston hospitals and clinics 
  • Complete a required internship, with easy access to some of the top hospitals and medical practices in the country 
  • Prepare yourself to take national certification exams like the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) exam of the American Medical Technologists (AMT) and the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam of the National Healthcare Association (NHA) 
  • Opt to continue your education by transferring all 29 credits from this certificate program to our 4-year B.S. in Management - Healthcare Management Concentration program 

Take the fast track to a career in healthcare. Request information about our 9-month to one-year Medical Assisting Certificate program today! 

Available In 

Medical Assisting Day Classes 

Discover a diverse but close-knit community of students, faculty and staff at our Boston campus, located in the historic Back Bay neighborhood. 

  • Duration: 2-3 semesters (9-12 months)
  • Semester Length: 16 weeks 
  • Start Dates: 
    • Spring 2019: Monday, January 14, 2019
    • Fall 2019: Tuesday, September 3, 2019
  • Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions 

Medical Assisting Evening Classes 

If you're busy during the day, Bay State College's Medical Assisting Certificate Degree Evening Program gives you the opportunity to learn on your own time. Take evening college courses at our convenient Boston Back Bay campus, or at our satellite location in Taunton, Massachusetts

  • Duration: 4-6 terms (9-12 months)
  • Term Length: 8 weeks  
  • Start Dates:  
    • Spring 2019 Term 1: Monday, January 14, 2019
    • Spring 2019 Term 2: Monday, March 18, 2019
    • Summer 2019 Term 1: Monday, May 20, 2019
  • Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions 

Sample Medical Assisting Certificate Degree Courses 

  • Anatomy & Physiology I and II 
  • Medical Terminology 
  • Medical Office Procedures 
  • Clinical Procedures I and II 
  • Medical Assisting Internship and Seminar 

To browse our 2018-19 Course Catalog with course descriptions, click here

Employers of Our Medical Assisting Graduates 

  • Fenway Health 
  • Steward Medical Group 
  • South Shore Medical Center 
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 
  • Tufts Medical Center 
  • PMG Physicians Group 
  • Leonard Hair Transplant Associates 
  • Mass General Hospital