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The goal of the Medical Assistant program is to prepare competent, entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. To achieve this goal, students will be trained in all aspects of medical office practice including administrative tasks and back office clinical tasks. Upon successful completion of all required courses, students will participate in a non-paid externship in a medical office. Graduates of the program will be eligible to take the American Association of Medical Assistants Certified Medical Assistant Certification exam.

Students may take the Radiology Practical Technician portion of the Medical Assistant program as a stand alone course. This course within our Medical Assistant program offers students the opportunity to learn valuable skills in the field of radiology. Students will receive training in necessary aspects of radiology such as the medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, standard radiographic image techniques, use of radiographic equipment, basic physics principles and radiation safety and protection.

The Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756

The retention rate for the 2017 graduates is 88.9%, as reported on the MAERB 2019 Annual Report.

Cost Summary

$45 Adult college admission fee
$784 High School Cost (estimated) | View details
$3,815 Student tuition and fees **
$1,243 Estimated books and materials *
$18 Certificate Processing Fee
Paid upon program completion

Financial Aid

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Admission Requirements

Pre-Admissions Requirements

Secondary and post-secondary students may enroll in the Medical Assisting program. Students must meet the following program requirements:

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (adult students only).
  • Pass Davis Tech Complete the Davis Tech Placement Assessments.

Post-Admissions Requirements

Students accepted into the Medical Assisting program, must meet the following post-admission requirements:

  • Be 18 years old before beginning your clinical externship.
  • Provide documentation of all required vaccinations.
  • Take and pass a urine drug screen.
  • Complete and pass a federal criminal background check.*

*Any misdemeanor or felony conviction on record may negatively impact the chances of completing the program, being placed on an externship site, applying for the Certified Medical Assistant credential and obtaining employment in a health care setting.

Please see your instructors for more information about any of these requirements or critical program information here.

Placement Assessment Requirements (Download/Print Assessment Requirements)

Accuplacer Next Generation Reading Score: 245 - 300
Alternate Documentation


Accuplacer Next Generation Math (Arithmetic) Score: 236 - 249
Alternate Documentation

30 wpm
  • High school students do not need to complete placement assessments unless specifically required by the program
  • Placement testing is waived for students with a Davis Tech Certificate of Completion at an equivalent level or higher, or an associate’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college.

Certifications & Credentials

Davis Technical College Credentials
Davis Technical College Certificate of Program Completion
Available Licensing/Certifications

Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification

Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA)

Utah State Board of Education CTE Skill Certificate (High School Students Only)

Medical Assistant: Anatomy and Physiology

Medical Assistant: Clinical and Lab Procedures

Medical Assistant: Medical Office Management

Medical Assistant: Medical Terminology

Transfer Options

Academic agreements are used to identify comparable courses or pathways between educational institutions. These allow you to receive credit at a receiving institution without having to duplicate courses recently completed.

In order to receive credit for course work included in these agreements, you must provide a transcript to the receiving institution.

Program Faculty

Amanda Hollingsworth
Bachelor's degree from Walden University

Dee Weaver
Master's Education, CMA from University of Phoenix

Maricatherine Wilcox
Certificate, AS from Davis Applied Technology College, Utah State University

*NOTE: Textbook and material costs are based on Davis Tech’s bookstore prices at the time of publication and are subject to change. There are no charges associated with personal data collection and processes or verification of student identity.

**High School Students: High school students are exempt from student tuition and fees. While high school students are not required to purchase textbooks, they are required to purchase personal and consumable learning resources and materials.

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Enrollment Steps

Students must be 18 to complete externships, so they should be at least 17 when they enroll.


Meet with IMA for Health Professions – to complete college application (if needed) and pick up paperwork packet


Complete paperwork for Medical Assistant program – return to IMA, Carlos, or lockbox


Complete placement assessments


Enroll in program


Meet with IMA to schedule program orientation (First Monday of month 10 a.m.)


Meet with Financial Aid Department (if appropriate)


Schedule first course


Pay tuition and fees


Start classes