This program is designed for the individual who needs to acquire employment sooner rather than later. Developed to provide the skills necessary to become a well-qualified Medical Assistant, you will complete the program and sit for the industry-recognized Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certification exam in some cases in less than six months! Once hired you will start earning a very good salary and, in most cases enjoy full benefits! Depending upon your situation and the time you can commit to the program, you can:
Where does HACC hold classes?
HACC currently offers this noncredit Medical Assistant program at the Harrisburg Campus/Midtown 1 Center and Lancaster Campus.
When is this program offered?
Classes are scheduled to begin two to three times a year at the Harrisburg/Midtown 1 Center. The Lancaster classes begin in 2020 and will be evening classes.
The part-time, evening program will take under nine months to complete (depending upon clinical site availability) and the full-time, day program can be completed in under six months.
How much does the program cost?
$5,740 plus textbook
What are the program admission criteria?
Where can I get more information?
Download the Medical Assistant/Workforce Development program flyer which includes requirements, costs, etc.
Who can I contact for more information or to enroll?
For more information or if you have questions, you can email Healthcare Education staff at email@example.com or call 717-221-1348. An interview is required prior to registering for this program.
Search for MA classes: https://banxeappprod.hacc.edu/StudentRegistrationSsb/ssb/classSearch/classSearch
The Fall 2022 clinical application - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MAFall22. Contact the program director, Debra Beaver - firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions and for (mandatory) advising appointment. Download Admission Criteria and Essential Qualifications (pdf).
How much does the program cost?
Download Estimated Expenses (pdf).
Am I eligible for credentials?
Students in the Medical Assisting Program sit for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) exam through America Medical Technologists.
American Medical Technologists is a nationally-recognized, not-for-profit certifying agency for health practitioners who meet entry-level education, experience, and examination requirements. Compliance with eligibility requirements results in the issuance of a certificate and membership in American Medical Technologists (AMT). © 1992, American Medical Technologists.
Harrisburg Area Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
What are the required courses? How long does the program take to complete? Where are the clinical classes held?
How do I enroll in the program?
Program Admission Criteria - This is a rolling admission program (until full). Admission to the college doesn't guarantee admission to the clinical component of the program. Work with your advisor and the program director to apply to the clinical/core component of the program.
Minimum Criteria to Apply:
Students will be considered for admission into the medical assisting courses who have:
Advising: You are required to meet with the program director before you can submit and intent to enroll in the MA clinical courses. Debra Beaver Call 717-221-1326 to schedule appointment.
Application: Application (for Gettysburg and Harrisburg campuses) will be posted April 1 through April 30, 2022 on the Health Careers Medical Assisting Program website (under Programs Offered). You will select which campus you prefer at the time of application.
Can I advance my education in this field?
What are the program goals?
Program goals are to prepare students to:
What is the most current (2020) program effectiveness data
How can I get more information?
Visit the America Medical Technologists - www.americanmedtech.org/Medical-Assistant
Who can I contact for more information?
Medical Assisting Program Office:
HACC Harrisburg Campus
Blocker Hall 101
One HACC Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110
What is the difference between the two programs?
The credit program
The Workforce Development (noncredit) program
What does a medical assistant do?