Certified Medical Assistant Academy
Medical Assistants provide administrative and clinical support in a variety of health care settings for patients. This program is a combination of formal education and clinical experience to prepare students to have a competitive edge as an entry-level Certified Medical Assistant (CMA).
The Certified Medical Assistant program offers a premium education with experiential learning to train students as highly-skilled medical assistants in various healthcare settings such as hospitals, physicians' offices, and other health organizations. This curriculum is designed for full-time students which include a built-in externship within a Jefferson University Physician Ambulatory practice for 12 weeks.
The Certified Medical Assistant Academy program will cover the following:
- Administrative Procedures
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Clinical Procedures
- Electronic Health Records
- Medical Law and Ethics
- Medical Terminology
Upon completion of courses, graduates will take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam through the National Healthcareer Association. Credits earned through this program are applicable to Jefferson's Bachelor of Science in Health Professions Management (BS-HPM) program.
|Course Name||Credit Hours||Course Number|
|Introduction to Medical Assisting||4||MA 100
|Medical Law and Ethics||3||MA 103|
|Anatomy and Physiology||4||MA 102|
|Medical Terminology||4||MA 101|
|Psychology for MA||4||MA 110|
|Clinical Procedures I||5.5||MA 104A|
|Administrative Procedures||4||MA 105|
|Clinical Procedures II||5.5||MA 104B|
Application Fee: $50.00
The fee is non-refundable.
Tuition Fee (2019-20): $12,240
October 15, 2019
For further information on specific start and end dates, please visit our
Academic Calendar page.
Minimum Requirement: 10th grade math and reading level
An entrance exam is required and if needed, an adult education program is offered.
Tuition and fees vary by program and term. For more information, please review our Tuition Information (PDF) in the 'Institute of Emerging Health Professions' section.