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Medical Assisting Major

Medical Assisting

The Medical Assisting certificate prepares graduates to become multi-skilled members of a health care team. Medical assistants work in administrative and patient care areas of medical offices, scheduling patient visits, performing vital signs, filing insurance, and many other tasks. Other job options include hospitals and urgent care centers. Those who want to work in the health care field and would enjoy a fast pace and variety may choose this program. Students enrolled in this program are subject to criminal background checks and drug screenings. Upon successful completion of the program, the student is eligible to sit for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification exam offered by the American Medical Technologists, 10700 West Higgins Rd. Suite 150, Rosemont, IL 60018, phone: 847-823-5169 fax: 847-823-0458,
This certificate is not accredited by AAMA (American Association of Medical Assistants). Students graduating from this certificate program are NOT eligible to sit for the CMA (Certified Medical Assistant) exam.
  • Physical Assessment
  • Proof of two MMR vaccinations AND Rubella titer is required or if no proof of MMR is available you must have titers for each(Measles, Mumps, and Rubella)
  • Proof of two Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccinations OR titer required
  • Proof of Diphtheria-Tetanus Booster (last booster must have been received within the past 10 years.)
  • Hepatitis B vaccination is recommended (documentation of declination is required if student does not have the vaccine.)
  • Proof of 2 step PPD within 3 months prior to entry of program is required
  • Physician’s evaluation

Clinical facilities require drug screens and background checks before allowing students to participate in clinical rotations. Students participating in clinical may be subject to drug screening at any time during their rotation. Results of background checks and drug screens will be reviewed with designated personnel at the affiliate clinical sites. To be accepted for a clinical placement, all findings must be satisfactory to participating clinical sites. Students not accepted for clinical rotations will not be able to successfully complete the course or program. Students are required to hold current American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR certification prior to clinical rotation.  

York Technical College does not require the COVID-19 vaccination for students as a condition of enrollment or attendance.  Students intending to enroll in a health-care related program should be aware that York Technical College maintains clinical placement agreements with health care facilities where students are required to complete clinical rotations as part of the requirements for their academic program.  Clinical sites maintain their own policies governing vaccine and booster requirements, including the COVID-19 vaccine, and any exemption processes related to those requirements.  Students choosing to pursue a program that requires a clinical component must follow all vaccine policies and requirements of clinical sites.  Vaccine requirements and the approval of exemptions are at the sole discretion of each clinical site, and clinical sites may implement and modify vaccine requirements at any time as they deem necessary.

All course prerequisites must be met with a grade of “C” or better prior to entering MED 117.