Medical Assisting

Do you have what it takes to assist doctors in delivering compassionate, effective medical care? Then Central Penn College’s Medical Assisting program may be the perfect fit for you! Medical Assisting students will gain practical, real-world experience in our simulated medical office.

How would you like to learn to draw blood, prepare patients for exams, administer medications and injections or even assist with minor surgery? With our Medical Assisting degree, you can.

At Central Penn, you’ll learn from experts in the field about everything from bedside manners to patient care. This degree program will help you gain the skills necessary to work in a variety of healthcare facilities and assist doctors.

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Medical Assisting Graduate Satisfaction, Employer Satisfaction & Job Placement

Graduation Satisfaction

2020 Graduation Satisfaction: 100%

2019 Graduation Satisfaction: 100%

2018 Graduation Satisfaction: 100%

2017 Graduation Satisfaction: 100%

2016 Graduation Satisfaction: 100%

5-year Graduation Satisfaction: 100%

Employer Satisfaction

2020 Employer Satisfaction: 100%

2019 Employer Satisfaction: 100%

2018 Employer Satisfaction: 100%

2017 Employer Satisfaction: 100%

2016 Employer Satisfaction: 100%

5-year Employer Satisfaction: 100%

Information obtained from MAERB annual report.

The medical assisting program at Central Penn College has a Job Placement rate of 100% for the graduate cohort in 2020.

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Disclaimer: Central Penn College cannot guarantee clinical placements for students who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Medical Terminology and Pharmacology
Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology I & II
Medical Insurance
Allied Health Procedures
Medical Administrative Procedures
Clinical Procedures
Clinical Techniques
Disease and Diagnostic Methods
Medical Assisting Internship
Medical Laboratory
Medical Seminar
Job Pursuit Seminar

Careers in this field include

  • Medical Assistant
  • Phlebotomist

People who thrive in this field

  • Compassionate
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Flexible
  • Multi-tasker
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Organized
  • Outgoing
  • Nonjudgmental

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“Our MA program is very comprehensive and fully prepares students to enter the profession. Our MA students learn from experts in the field about everything from proper communication skills to quality patient care.”

Professor Nikki Marhefka, Director of the Medical Assisting program

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