Northwest State’s medical assisting program is a 2-year, associate degree program that includes classroom, lab and clinical experiences.

Medical assistants are trained in both clinical and administrative duties for a variety of healthcare settings. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical assisting is one of the nation’s fastest-growing careers. Advances in technology, a growing population of elderly Americans and an increasing number of outpatient facilities mean trained medical assistants are in demand.

About Medical Assistants

Program Accreditation

Northwest State’s medical assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

What is accreditation and why is it important?

Program Details

Click here to see an example of the program sequence and to learn more about what is required of students before enrolling in an externship.