Medical Assistant

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Medical/Clinical Assistant. 510801


The objective of PMI’s Medical Assistant program is to develop in students the personal traits and professional skills needed to perform as competent entry-level Medical Assistants. The program provides students with knowledge of anatomy and physiology, routine laboratory procedures, and patient care procedures commonly performed in medical offices.

Total Credits: 34

Total Curriculum Hours: 800

Total Number of Training Weeks: 35 (day classes)/40 (evening classes)

Total Program Cost: $13,540; Tuition $12,526 with optional costs; (tuition: $12,376; registration fee: $150; textbooks: $624; uniform: $165, Technology Fee: $225. Other associated costs: CPR/BLS: $10; NHA CCMA certification fees (optional): $150)

Book List:
-Custom Career Prep; Lippincott
-Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Student Workbook, American Heart Association; Channing Bete
-BLS for Healthcare Providers, American Heart Association; Channing Bete
-Practical Computer Literacy; Cengage
-Stedman’s Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing; Lippincott
-Comprehensive Medical Assisting; Lippincott
-Study Guide for Comprehensive Medical Assisting; Lippincott
-2016 Lippincott Pocket Drug Guide for Nurses; Lippincott
- Medical Insurance Online for Health Insurance Today (bundle); Elsevier
-Medical Assisting Certification Exam Review (with CD); Lippincott
-2016 ICD-10-CM Standard Edition; Elsevier
-Physician’s Desk Reference; Matthews
-2016 CPT Standard Edition, American Medical Association, Matthews

WIOA Contact and Enrollment Status/Credential Verification: Erika McNeil: 480-898-9898;;

Website Link to Program:

Prerequisites: high school diploma or GED and the successful completion of a typing test.

Graduates of this program are granted a certificate.

REFUND POLICY: Refunds are calculated on the tuition and registration fee only. No refunds will be due on textbooks, uniforms and supplies. Full refunds will be issued in the event courses/programs are discontinued. Refunds for a cancellation are made within 30 days from the date of cancellation. A cancellation fee is not charged if the applicant cancels the enrollment within 3 business days of signing an Enrollment Agreement, but prior to starting classes.

1. A student terminating training within first 10% of enrollment period is entitled to a refund of: 90% less $100 cancellation charge.

2. A student terminating training after 10% but within the first 30% of the enrollment period is entitled to a refund of 70% less $100 cancellation charge.

3. A student terminating training after 30% but at or within the first 60% of the enrollment period is entitled to a refund of 40% less $100 cancellation charge.

4. A student terminating training after 60% of the enrollment period is not entitled to a refund.

Industry Recognized: (Developed and offered by, or endorsed by a nationally-recognized industry association or organization representing a sizable portion of the industry sector) Yes or No: Yes, our MA program is recognized by the AAMA (American Association of Medical Assistants) as an ABHES accredited medical assisting program.

Stackable: No Career Pathway: N/A

Portable: Yes; the medical assistant certificate will be recognized within the healthcare industry (doctor’s offices, hospitals, and other health care facilities) as proof of the student having received the necessary knowledge and skills to meet the expected job performance requirements as a medical assistant. The certificate will also qualify the student to take the nationally recognized certification exams (RMA and CMA) offered by the AAMA (American Association of Medical Assistants) and the AMT (American Medical Technologists).

Accredited Curriculum: Yes; Accrediting Agency and link to website: Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools;


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent


Pima Medical Institute - East Valley Campus

WIOA Approved Program


Curriculum Competency Based


Training Location(s)

East Valley Campus - 2160 S. Power Rd., Mesa

Local WIB

7 - Maricopa County, Maricopa Workforce Connections

Type of Attainment:


Name of Credential

Medical Assistant Certificate

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Federal Financial Aid

Refund Policy

Refer to Program Synopsis

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

Yes - Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools

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)


In-State/District Tuition


Other Fees

$165.00 Uniform; CPR/BLS; NHA CCMA certification fees

Out-of-State/District Tuition


Registration Fee


Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)

$225.00 Technology fee ($225)

Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

31-9092.00Medical Assistants
$11.72 per hour

Provider Status



2160 South Power Road, Mesa, Arizona 85209

Phone Number

(480) 898-9898

Fax Number

(480) 641-0452

Last Updated

Oct 13, 2021


Feb 16, 2012