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 9-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. Starting in 2017, this program is also offered at our satellite location in Taunton, Massachusetts

  • Duration: 2 semesters 
  • Semester Length: 16 weeks 
  • Start Dates: 
    Summer 2018: Monday, May 21, 2018
    Fall 2018: Tuesday, September 4, 2018 
  • 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 terms 
  • Term Length: 8 weeks  
  • Start Dates:  
    Spring 2018 Term 1: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
    Spring 2018 Term 2: Monday, March 19, 2018
    Summer 2018 Term 1: Monday, May 21, 2018
    Summer 2018 Term 2: Monday, July 9, 2018
    Fall 2018 Term 1: Tuesday, September 4, 2018
    Fall 2018 Term 2: Monday, October 29, 2018
  • 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 view the Medical Assisting program flow sheet, click here
To browse our 2017-18 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