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Medical Assistant (MA)

Get your degree in 1 year.

So you’re thinking about becoming a Medical Assistant?

You’ve thought, “I want a career that’s rewarding and will always have positions available for me.”

Or maybe, “I’d love to be a nurse someday. It would be really amazing to be able to try it out and see if I liked it without having to commit to years in nursing school.”

If any of this sounds familiar, you may be in the right place!



BTC offers a one year associate Medical Assistant program.

We have discontinued the Certificate program, effective 8/29/22.

Notice of Discontinuation


until next Medical Assistant (MA) program starts

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Student Story

BTC’s LPN program didn’t start for another few months, so I went ahead and started the Medical Assistant program to get more nursing experience. This allowed me to get started with school right away because I knew if I didn’t stick to my goal and start now I wouldn’t come back. Plus, the MA program gave me more experience because I learned all about shots and the nursing side, and I got that administrative side of the nursing field.

-Ashlee Holm, MA Class of 2017 & LPN Class of 2018

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Requirements for Program

  • General entrance exam
  • Background check
  • Official High school/GED/College transcript

What You’ll Learn

1st Semester:

You’ll be learning the basics with a refresher on how to study and succeed in school:

  • Computer concepts
  • Medical math and administering medication
  • Most of your learning will take place in the classroom and skills/simulation lab where you’ll practice on mannequins. 
2nd Semester:

You’ll dive into the body systems, illness, and medications and practice our new skills in more real-life, hands-on settings:

  • Billing and coding
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • Learn each body system and do a brief overview of healthcare concerns, tests and diagnostic assessments.
  • Review groups of medications, their actions and uses, therapeutic response, and side effects.
  • Conception to adulthood and the diseases, disorders and care needed for those ages.
  • You’ll practice skills in a variety of locations such as Peds/OB Clinics, Labor and Delivery, Walk-In Clinics, ER, OR, ICU, Wound Care, Cancer Center, Dialysis and more.
3rd Semester:

You’ll round out your education with general education classes required for a degree:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Anatomy & Physiology II
  • Composition
  • Fundamental Mathematical Concepts
  • The Art of Human Communication
  • Nutrition

Program Details

Academic Associate of Science Degree

The Medical Assistant program is designed to provide the student with fundamental skills that will enable them to function at entry level as a Medical Assistant in the health care setting.  The student will possess a broad range of administrative skills to educate patients and support business aspects of the medical organization.  The classes listed are not necessarily taught in the sequence shown.  The Medical Assistant student will possess the requisite skills and knowledge to obtain a national Medical Assistant certification at the end of course study.

Program Length: 3 Semesters / 47 weeks

Program Objectives

  • To prepare the student with the knowledge and necessary skill to enter the medical field as a multi-skilled professional assisting in patient care management.
  • To develop clinical skills including phlebotomy and clinical fundamentals.
  • Acquire knowledge in general education content.

Employment Opportunities

  • Doctor’s Office
  • Occupational Health Centers
  • Long Term Care Facilities
  • Hospitals

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