Certificate in Medical Assisting

associate degree in medical assisting in Connecticut

Jacqueline Ouellette, Medical Assisting Student

Medical Assistants are respected, multi-skilled health professionals who perform diverse duties in medical offices, clinics, and health centers. The varied skills offered by the program provide you with the opportunity to work either in the front medical office or in a hands-on clinical environment.

At Goodwin, you can complete your certificate in Medical Assisting in a short time — in as few as 12 months — while also positioning yourself for future success with a college degree. Some schools offer training in Medical Assisting — but not for college credit. Goodwin is a fully accredited, well respected, nonprofit college, where you earn real college credits that count towards your associate or bachelor’s degree.

Upon completion of the collegiate certificate program, you are eligible to apply for immediately upon graduation for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) examination administered by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) and for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) examination administered by the American Medical Technologists (AMT). This certification will make you a more qualified medical assistant who stands out to employers.

Goodwin College’s certificate degree program in Medical Assisting has programmatic accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Where Certified Medical Assistants Work:

  • Ambulatory Health Care Services
  • Chiropractors’ Offices
  • Family Medicine Practices
  • Health Centers
  • Health Care Practitioner Offices
  • Hospital Facilities
  • Medical Laboratories
  • Medical Offices
  • OB/GYN Practices
  • Outpatient Care Facilities
  • Physicians’ Offices
  • Podiatrists’ Offices
  • Walk-In Clinics

Start classes January 14.

  • Enrollment is hassle-free.
  • We’re still accepting financial aid applications.
  • We’ll review your transcripts of prior learning (usually in less than one business day).

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The certificate program in Medical Assisting at Goodwin College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, (727)210-2350, www.caahep.org.

The five-year weighted average for Goodwin College's job placement rate of the Medical Assistant program is 81%.


Find more information in the Academic Catalog