Medical Assisting | ACTC

Medical Assisting

Program Contact
Kellie Cyrus, MS, RN, CCMA (NHA)
Instructor/Medical Assisting Program Coordinator


Granted Approval by SACSCOC to start January, 2023.

Medical Assistants are vital in the day-to-day operations of medical practices, doctor's offices and other healthcare facilities. Physicians count on Medical Assistants to greet patients, prepare patients for exams and, in many cases, perform routine clinical tasks like taking patient history, collecting vital signs, blood pressure, height and weight, temperature, and more. In addition, they also often help with the administrative tasks of running an office: answering phones, making appointments, data entry and paperwork. Get a great start in the health care field!

What will I do on the job?

The Medical Assistant is a vital liaison between the doctor and patient and plays an important role in diagnosis and treatment. The many different roles assumed in this profession assure a fast moving and challenging career. You can go to work in physician offices, clinics, public and private hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient care facilities, medical laboratories or in chiropractic, osteopathic, ophthalmic or other health related offices.

What are my career options?

Doctors offices, outpatient clinics, and other ambulatory health care facilities. As health care expands, the demand for medical assistants is expected to grow much faster than the average for all other occupations.

Getting Started

What are my degree, diploma, and certificate options?

Medical Assisting - AAS: 60-67 Total Credit Hours Requirements

How Do I Pay For This?

What Else Do I Need to Know?

Length of Program

The program can be completed in two years if you take 15 to 18 credit hours per semester. General education classes should be taken along with curriculum classes.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

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