Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant program

The goal of the Medical Assistant program is to prepare competent, entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. To achieve this goal, students will be trained in all aspects of medical office practice including administrative tasks and back office clinical tasks. Upon successful completion of all required courses, students will participate in a non-paid externship in a medical office. Graduates of the program will be eligible to take the American Association of Medical Assistants Certification and the Certified Medical Assistant Certification exams. The Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756

Program Length
1500 hours (16 months)
Open Enrollment Year Round
Main Campus - Main Campus
Classroom Availability
08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Mon Tue Wed Thu
NOTE: High school students may choose to have a schedule that coincides with the morning bell schedule at their high school. To request early arrival, high school students may visit the Student Services Office.
Adult College Admission Fee
Tuition and Fees
Adult Tuition: Details
High School Students: $40.00 (additional class fees may still apply)
Books and Supplies
Certificate Processing Fee
Pell Grants

DATC Credentials

DATC Certificate of Program Completion

Industry Certifications

American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)
Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA) Certification
Placement Rates
Utah Wages
Low Median High
$10.48 $13.70 $18.08
Utah Job Outlook and Work Requirements
Medical Assistants
High School
  1. Verify you meet program Admissions Requirements
  2. Complete the DATC Admissions process:
  3. Meet with an Enrollment Technician in Student Services
  4. Start class