Certified Medical Assistant

Starting August 2024, this major will also be offered on the Rockwell Campus.

Full-time is not an option for Adult students. Please explore our Flexible Health opportunities or the Practical Nursing (LPN) program for fast-track options.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the healthcare industry is exploding. Employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 14 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 1.9 million new jobs. Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs than any other occupational group.
This high growth rate is driven by development of new technology and treatment modalities, aging of the population, increased healthcare spending, and the need to replace healthcare workers who retire or leave their jobs for other reasons. Growing demand for qualified healthcare workers means excellent employment opportunities for a wide variety of people. Most health support occupations require less than four years of college and many employers offer competitive wage and benefit packages including insurance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours to allow for continued education.
The Pre-Nursing program is designed to prepare students to pursue a profession in nursing, as well as provide a foundation for students interested in pursuing another health-related field.  By completing certifications in Nurse Aide (NA), Advanced Unlicensed Assistant (AUA), Long-term Care Aide (CNA), or Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA), students become qualified to work in hospitals and long-term care facilities.

Licensure / Certifications

  • CPR/First Aid
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) Exam-$150

*One certification paid by Francis Tuttle (Additional, optional certifications are available at student expense).

At A Glance

Open To

High School, and Adult Students


Reno, Rockwell

Total Hours Required

480 Hours


  • Full-time: 5 months of instruction
  • Part-time: 10 months of instruction
  • Program length may vary based on progress rate and/or summer school attendance


Monday-Friday 7:55-11:00 AM and 12:30 PM-3:35 PM

Part-time students enroll in either the AM or PM session.

Full-time students enroll in both sessions.


  • Prerequisite: Nurse Aide Certification Required 480 Hours
  • Medical Assisting 440 Hours
  • College and Career Readiness 40 Hours

Tuition & Costs

Costs for In-State Adult Students

Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

$9.00 - $15.00

per hour

Pass Rate

New Major

Pass Rate

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work for:

Hospitals and Long-Term Care facilities, Healthcare Provider Offices

Nurse Aid/AUA