Oakland Community College

Medical Assisting

   The Medical Assisting Program (MDA) offers numerous program options including a 1-year certificate program, 2-year Associate Degree program or individual certificates of achievement. Each option allows students marketable skills in many health care professions.

Program Highlights:

  • Part-time or Full-time course loads
  • No selection process for Certificates of Achievements
  • Selection is required at the point of Practicum placements for the Medical Assisting Certificate (MDA.CT) or the Associate in Applied Science (MDA.AAS)
  • Students must attend a Medical Assisting Orientation Session and pass a mandatory criminal background check prior to registration into all MDA courses (except MDA 1350)

Medical Assisting Orientation Dates:

Thursday, March 19, 2015.

One session 10 am to noon, one session 6 pm to 8pm. Both held in Student Center Arena at HL.

No pre-registration required.

With additional education, medical assistants may move into other allied health occupations such as Physician's assistant, health care administration and technical education.