Medical Assistant Certificate

The Medical Assistant Program at Methodist College leads to a certificate and prepares the graduate for certification. In addition, the Medical Assistant curriculum at Methodist College is designed to create a pathway to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree as some courses may be transferable* to the pre-licensure program. (* Based upon successful completion of the designated courses, and meeting of the eligibility of admission requirements of the BSN degree program.)

Medical Assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 23 percent over the next ten years. As the demand for preventive medical services increases, physicians will hire more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients.* (*U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook)

The Medical Assistant program at Methodist College can be completed in as little as 18 months, on a part-time or full-time basis. Some courses may be offered in the evening and online, making it convenient for individuals who work or have other responsibilities.

 Admission Requirements

  • Completed admission application and fee
  • High School Diploma (GPA of 2.5 or better) or GED
  • If taken, submission of official SAT score (school code 1503) or ACT scores (school code 1078)
    • If did not take SAT or ACT, a completed placement exam must be taken at Methodist College (Additional pre-requisite courses may be required in English and Science based on test scores.)
  • Submission of official transcripts from each high school, college and university attended
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Submission of Immunization Records

Please contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@methodistcol.edu for additional information on Admission Requirements.

Tuition

The tuition for this 46-credit-hour program is approximately $15,000 (does not include books and fees). Methodist College works with employers who offer tuition reimbursement.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. For more information, visit our Financial Aid page.

Program Brochure

Download the Medical Assistant Program Information  Sheet (PDF)

Gainful Employment Disclosure Information

This information is provided by Methodist College in compliance with the Federal Gainful Employment regulations. As a private non-profit education institution, we are required to report the following information for certificate and diploma programs that meet gainful employment definitions.

Medical Assistant Program Gainful Employment Disclosure (PDF)