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Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting teacher with student

Medical Assistant Group lesson

Medical Assistants are professionals uniquely trained to work in ambulatory health care setting such as the physician's offices, clinics or managed care facilities. Medical assisting is projected to be one of the top 10 fastest growing occupations in the United States.

Applications are available for download here ONLY during the application period.

Applications are available during the period of February 15 to June 1 for Fall Semester enrollment.

As a Medical Assistant you will:

  • assist the physician in caring for the sick and injured
  • perform phlebotomy
  • assist with pediatric exams
  • perform electrocardiograms
  • screen vision
  • run the lab tests
  • assist with minor surgery
  • make appointments and screen calls
  • instruct the patient as advised by the physician
  • transcribe reports
  • assist with examinations
  • complete the insurance claims
  • administer medication, upon order of the physician
  • operate the computer
  • weigh the patient
  • sterilize supplies



The Medical Assisting program 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
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756

Program brochure and application

Adobe Acrobat PDF logoMedical Assisting Program Brochure

Adobe Acrobat PDF logoMedical Assisting Program Application

Catalog description of programs and courses

Frequently asked questions

What is a Medical Assistant?

Medical Assistant is a nationally recognized multi-skilled professional who assists the physician in the medical office, clinic, or in a variety of other health care settings.

How much does it cost to attend the Medical Assisting program at PCC vs. a proprietary school?

At PCC, the estimated cost of the program is $4,000. You may be eligible for financial aid which can reduce cost significantly. At a proprietary school, the cost of the program is estimated to be between $10,000 and $15,000.