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Medical Assistant Degree Information
Medical Assistant Certificate Information

Medical assistants are multi-skilled health professionals specifically educated to work in ambulatory settings performing administrative and clinical duties. The role of medical assistant requires mastery of a complex body of knowledge and specialized skills requiring both lecture-based education and practical experience that serve as standards for entry into the profession. 

The role of the Certified Medical Assistant, CMA (AAMA) varies depending on the location, size and specialty of the practice. Administrative duties may include using computer applications, preparing and maintaining patient records, processing insurance claims, handling correspondence and scheduling appointments. Clinical duties include taking medical histories, obtaining vital signs, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, giving injections, performing EKG's, and assisting physicians during examination and minor office surgeries.  Medical Assistants also apply pharmacology principles to prepare and administer medications.

WMCC’s Medical Assistant Certificate program is nationally accredited, and prepares graduates to sit for the national certification exam.  Successful graduates will demonstrate proficiency in medical office procedures, clerical procedures, and electronic medical records management, and will understand the ethics and values associated with a career in allied health.

Where CMA's work:

  • Hospitals
  • Partnerships/Group Practices
  • Surgical Specialties
  • Podiatrists
  • Chiropractors
  • Optometrists
  • Dentists
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Diagnostic Labs 

The Medical Assistant program at White Mountains Community College has, over the past five years:

         1.  A job placement rate average of 85%
         2.  A graduate satisfaction rate of 100%
         3.  A retention rate of 89.8%
         4.  An employer satisfaction rate of 96.88%

For more information about the Medical Assistant program, please contact the Admissions Office at 800-455-4525, ext. 3000 or (603) 342-3000 or email at 

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Learning Resources for Allied Health Professionals

Learning Resources for Medical Assistants
On Becoming a Professional Medical Assistant


Also, visit the website below for additional information about a career as a medical assistant.
American Association of Medical Assistants


Our students are certified through:
American Association of Medical Assistants
20 N. Wacker Dr., Ste. 1575
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312/899-1500
The WMCC Medical Assisting Certificate Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

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