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

The medical assisting program at Northwest State Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

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.