Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting

The Medical Assisting Program (MDA) offers numerous program options including a  Certificate program or an Associate Degree program. Both clinical and administrative skills are included in the course work. Upon successful completion of the Medical Assisting Certificate program, students are eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistant (AAMA) certification exam. OCC students have had a 100% success rate on this exam from 2001 to present.

Individual certificates of achievement are also offered. Each option offers students marketable skills in many health care professions.

Oakland Community College Medical Assisting Program is affiliated with the Henry Ford Health System Medical Assisting tuition free apprenticeship program.   Contact Oakland County Michigan Works at: 1.800.285.WORKS for more information.    

Did you know?Employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 29% from 2016-2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.  The growth of the aging baby-boom population will continue to increase demand for preventive medical services, which are often provided by physicians. As a result, physicians will hire more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients. The median annual wage for medical assistants was $32,480 in May 2017. *Bureau of Labor Statistics.

100% CMA AAMA Exam Pass Rate

Orientation Schedule

Students may register for MDA 1103 Medical Terminology and MDA 1350 Medical Law/Ethics prior to attending an orientation.

2022 Schedule

Monday, June 6 at 6pm -Waitlisted

Monday, July 18 at 10am-via Zoom

Continue to check  this webpage for 2022 Medical Assisting Orientation Sessions information. 

Registration for the orientation is required, email Cathryn Farmer.

With additional education, medical assistants may move into other allied health occupations such as:

  • Health Care Administration & Technical Education

Program Highlights