Medical Assisting

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


Medical Assistant-Diploma 27.5 Credits- 646 Contact Hours 34 Weeks

A. The Medical Assistant Program provides the necessary training for entry-level positions as a medical assistant in a clinic, physician’s office or urgent care facility. Graduates will be able to use their skills and knowledge in such areas as patient interaction, basic coding and billing, office procedures, use of technology, medical legal documentation and electronic medical records. They will also be able to appropriately assess patient/client situations and intervene within their scope of practice. The Medical Assistant program consists of multiple courses (7 modules) including Externship. Day & Evening Classes are attended 4 days per week and Externship is full time at 5 days per week; After successful completion of all classroom coursework, the student will be scheduled to complete 160 hours of Clinical Practicum/Externship in a Private Medical Practice or Clinic and will give the student supplementary on the job training to enhance their classroom experience. The Medical Assistant students are prepared to take Certification and/or Registry exams. After successful completion of all Classroom & Externship requirements, Brookline’s Career Services Department will assist with obtaining employment. Brookline College cannot guarantee employment, Lifetime Placement Assistance is available to all Graduates. Student Learning Outcomes: refer to the current Academic Catalog (Page 87-88) for a complete list.

B. Tuition listed in the current Catalog is $14,456.12. Cost of Supplies from D.a included in tuition costs: e-books, 2 sets of scrubs,  

C. Books: e-books included in tuition

D.a supplies included in tuition: e-books, 2 sets of scrubs, test fee, 

D.b supplies not included in tuition costs: $485.00 Chrome book; $55.00 study materials and practice test to prepare for National Certification CCMA thru National Health Careers Association; Cap & Gown $30.99

E. Contact: 

Tempe Contact: Maria Walters 480-935-7753 ; Website link to program:

G. Additional Information: Must be a citizen of the United States or an eligible non-citizen as classified by the Department of Homeland Security. Prerequisites: 18 years of age at the time of admission and possess a high school diploma or GED (or equivalent). If a prospective student is less than 18 years of age, they may be permitted to enroll if they obtain parent or legal guardian signature of approval or demonstrate that they are otherwise covered under state emancipation statutes. Other Requirements: Allied health students are required to demonstrate completion of immunizations paid by Brookline College. Requirements are as follows: two (2) MMR in a lifetime, two (2) Varicella, Tetanus vaccine less than 10 years old, at least the first two (2) series of Hepatitis B, and Negative PPD (TB) or a negative chest X-ray done within the past year. Brookline College will not pay for an X-ray if student had positive TB skin test requiring an annual chest X-ray. They will also be required to complete a background check and, if applicable, finger print clearance.

H. Refund Policy: college-catalog/

I. Credentials: Industry Recognized: Yes; NCMA certification offered through (NCCT) National Center for Competency Testing. Stackable – Yes Medical Office Manager, LPN, RN, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant Portable – Yes this Diploma is recognized in all geographic areas. Accredited Curriculum – Yes ABHES; Licensed by the State of Arizona-State Board for Private Post-Secondary Education


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent


Brookline College - Tempe

WIOA Approved Program


Curriculum Competency Based


Training Location(s)

1140 S. Priest Drive Tempe, AZ

Local WIB

7 - ARIZONA@WORK - Maricopa County

Type of Attainment:

Diploma of Graduation

Name of Credential

Diploma Medical Assistant

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Title IV, FSEOG, Federal Work Study and Pell Grant

Refund Policy

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


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

Testing/Exam Fees

$55.00 Study materials / practice tests for Nat Cert

Graduation Fees

$30.99 Cap & Gown

In-State/District Tuition


Out-of-State/District Tuition


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

$485.00 Chrome book , opt in

Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

31-9092.00Medical Assistants
$18.00 per hour
Required Certification: Preferred National Certification NCCT

Provider Status



1140 S. Priest Drive, Tempe, Arizona 85281

Phone Number

(602) 600-7061

Fax Number

(602) 973-2572

Web Address

Last Updated

Jan 24, 2024


May 29, 2012


Jun 13, 2024

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