Medical Assistant A.A.S

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Associate's degree

Method of Delivery

Hybrid or blended

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Medical/Clinical Assistant. 510801


Program Synopsis Medical Assistant, Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Program Location: Superstition Mountain Campus

Course Objective:
Description: The Medical Assistant AAS Degree prepares entry-level Medical Assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains as established by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). The degree includes general education requirements and prepares individuals to perform administrative and clinical procedures in ambulatory settings, including physician's offices, clinics and group practices.

Pre-Degree Requirements:
* High school diploma or GED.
* RDG100 College Reading or equivalent reading assessment option
* Attend a Medical Assisting Information Session within the past year
* Successful completion of the HESI Entrance Test at CAC (within 2 attempts 30 days apart; may repeat after one year)
* Program Director approval for admissions after completion of other prerequisites.

Total Cost of Program (include all costs to student including testing, licensure):
Tuition (In-State) 60 x $75 = $4,500
Tuition (Out of State) 60 x $150 = $9,000

Additional Information:
* HESI exam = $45.00.
* Textbooks: $2,200.
* Supplies $400.
* Background Check and Drug Screening is approximately $136.
* Liability Insurance: $25.
* CPR and First Aid cards are approximately $50.00.
* Physical and Immunizations are approximately $100.
* Uniform and shoes are approximately $70.
* CMA exam fee: $225.

Provide a list of all books required for the program (even if cost of books is included in tuition):
Books vary by course and instructor. Different instructors require different books.

Provide a list of all supplies required for the program (even if costs are included in tuition):

Supply requirements will vary by course and instructor.

WIOA Contact for Enrollment Status /Credential Verification:
Name: Veronica Duran
Phone number: 520.494.5481

Direct Website link to the program:

Additional information:
Background check requirements for licensing and background restrictions for working in the occupation:
Other requirements needed: None.

Refund Policy (provide a summary if Refund policy is not listed on school website):

Credentials: (The following questions must be answered along with a supporting explanation for each)
Industry Recognized: (Developed and offered by, or endorsed by a nationally-recognized industry association or organization representing a sizeable portion of the industry sector)

Yes or No: Yes
Nationally Recognized Industry Association or Organization: American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA); .
Stackable: (Part of a sequence of credentials)
Yes or No: Yes
Career Pathway: Some courses completed may apply towards a bachelor’s degree.
Portable: (Recognized in other geographical areas; by other educational institutions; or by other industries/companies)
Yes or No (Explain): Yes. HLC accredited courses are recognized by other educational institutions. The Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) credential is also recognized by the medical field.
Accredited Curriculum: (This is referring to the course being accredited, not the test or school)
Yes or No: Yes.
Accrediting Agency and link to website: Accrediting Agency and link to website: Higher Learning Commission; . Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Credential Attainment Rate: Percentage of students in the last 24 months who obtained a postsecondary credential during WIOA program participation or within one year after exit from WIOA. Not Tracked at this time.


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements



Central Arizona College

WIOA Approved Program


Curriculum Competency Based


Training Location(s)

Superstition Mountain Campus

Local WIB

2003 - ARIZONA@WORK - Pinal

Type of Attainment:

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree; RMA

Name of Credential

Medical Assistant (A.A.S)

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Pell Grant, Scholarship

Refund Policy

See Synopsis

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - Higher Learning Commission; See Synopsis

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)


Testing/Exam Fees

$270.00 HESI Exam; CMA Certification Exam

In-State/District Tuition


Out-of-State/District Tuition


Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

31-9092.00Medical Assistants
$16.27 per hour
Required Certification: CMA

Provider Status



8470 N Overfield Rd, Coolidge, Arizona 85128

Phone Number

(520) 494-5444

Web Address

Last Updated

Apr 08, 2024


Feb 16, 2012


Sep 27, 2024

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