Courses & Programs

Medical Assistant

HCC's medical assistant certificate program prepares students to work in clinics, hospitals, health maintenance organizations, insurance companies, and physician's offices.

A medical assistant takes a smiling woman's blood pressure

Our medical assistant program combines clinical as well as clerical courses that will enable students to assist in varied healthcare agencies. Excellent instructors teach students to perform health office phlebotomy and EKGs, check vital signs, administer injections, assist physicians with minor surgery and routine patient exams, and perform administrative duties.

Please note: A daytime clinical externship is mandatory.

contact

Janet Grant
Coordinator of Health Care Certificates
MRB 219
jgrant@hcc.edu
413.552.2445

certificate program

The medical assistant certificate program prepares students for employment in clinics, hospitals, health maintenance organizations, insurance companies, and physician’s offices. The American Medical Technologists organization will certify students upon successful completion of the certification exam.


  • Two medical assistant students practice on a patient simulation

    state-of-the-art classrooms

    Utilize powerful technology in our state-of-the-art Center for Health Education.

  • A female medical student lays out medical supplies

    assist physicians

    Learn how to assist physicians with minor surgeries, and routine patient exams.

  • A male medical assistant student opens a drawer

    administrative duties

    As a medical assistant, you will be one of the most important team members helping a healthcare facility run smoothly. 

  • Medical assistant students observe as a flu shot is administered

    give injections

    Learn how to administer injections to patients.

  • Two medical assistant students check vitals on a patient simulation

    "vital" importance

    Use your medical assistant education to help care for people – from checking vitals to providing comfort, your role is critical!