MCC continues to monitor developments on the spread of the Coronavirus. In response to the COVID-19 health situation, public events previously scheduled to be held at MCC have been cancelled until further notice. The public currently has extremely limited access to the MCC campus and classes are being conducted online (with the majority of our staff working remotely.) Updates from CCSNH are available at https://www.ccsnh.edu/covid-19. Students can find technical support information on the Current Students Resources page.
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Medical Assistant Certification Program

Prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in Healthcare! Learn to assist physicians by performing functions related to the administrative and clinical responsibilities of a medical office. This program is designed to meet standards set by the Affordable Care Act, the skills sets required by regional employers and preparation for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national exam.

National Certification: Upon successful completion of this training program (in either format described below), students are eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination.

Eligible Students Shall:

  • Be a minimum age of 18 years old
  • Possess a high school diploma, GED or HiSet
  • Comply with MCC’s application procedures
  • Comply with MCC’s tuition requirements


To apply, please fill out the following form:

Textbooks and supplies will be required of students.


The Medical Assistant Certification program is offered in 2 formats:

8 1/2-week Certification Training Program: 344 hours of online theory instruction and hands-on lab experiences at MCC. No practicum at clinical site.
Program Cost: $5,000*

12-week Certification with Apprenticeship Program: 480 hours of classroom/online theory, hands on lab experience, and a practicum at an approved clinical site.
Program Cost: $5,500*

* Program Cost does not include the costs of supplies and books required for the program
* Please see the application packet for additional application fees that may apply


Hybrid Schedule Now Available For Enrollment: September 9th to November 6th, 2020 (CRN: TBD)

Program Area Delivered via Weekly Details Total Hours
Theory Online Learning Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays 200 hours
Lab / Practice In-Person Instructor at MCC Thursdays & Fridays 144 hours

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Technical Standards

MCC must ensure that patients/clients are not placed in jeopardy by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students in lab and practicum must demonstrate sufficient emotional stability to withstand the stresses, uncertainties, and changing circumstances that characterize patient/client care responsibilities. Furthermore, the student is expected to have the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty member, and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships with employees, patients/clients and their families.

  • Applicants must be in good physical and mental health. Standards have been established to provide guidance to students as to skills and abilities required to function successfully in the profession.
  • Good manual dexterity and sufficient tactile ability to assess pressure temperature, position, vibration, and movement.
  • Sufficient hearing to assess patient needs and to understand instructions, identify emergency signals, and engage in telephone conversations.
  • Sufficient visual acuity to observe patients, manipulate equipment, and interpret data; visual acuity sufficient to ensure a safe environment, identify color changes, read fine print/writing and calculate fine calibrations.
  • Sufficient strength to perform CPR and the ability to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Applicants who think they may not be able to meet one or more of the technical standards should contact the workforce development director or instructor to discuss individual cases.