Central Penn College - Medical Assisting Associate Degree Program

Central Penn College


Associate Degree

Medical Assisting

Do you have what it takes to assist doctors in delivering compassionate, effective medical care? Central Penn College’s Medical Assisting program may be the perfect fit for you! Medical Assisting students will gain practical, real-world experience in Central Penn’s simulated medical office.

How would you like to learn to draw blood, prepare patients for exams, administer medications and injections or even assist with minor surgery? With your Associate in Applied Science degree in Medical Assisting from Central Penn College, you can.

Our Medical Assisting students learn from experts in the field about everything from bedside manner to patient care. This degree program will help students gain the skills necessary to manage various medical facilities and assist doctors.

In addition to daytime classes, our Medical Assisting program is also available in a unique hybrid program, a combination of evening classes on our Summerdale campus and online classes, designed to fit your schedule and lifestyle.

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Admissions Requirements

In addition to Central Penn's standard admissions requirements, the Medical Assisting program requires:

  • A GPA of 2.2 or better.
  • Applicants with a GED must have a minimum GED score of 43 and will also be required to submit three reference letters.
  • Secondary school courses: one unit of biology, and three units of math.

Program Accreditation

Central Penn College's medical assisting program, associate degree, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763 - 727.210.2350. 

Central Penn College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (Ph: 267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission (www.MSCHE.org) on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Graduate Satisfaction & Employer Satisfaction

Year Graduation Satisfaction Employer Satisfaction
2015 100.00% 100.00%
2014 100.00% 100.00%
2013 100.00% 100.00%
2012 100.00% 100.00%
2011 100.00% 100.00%
5 year 100.00% 100.00%

Information obtained from MAERB annual report

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The Clinic Ambassador

In this video from Intermountain Healthcare, you'll learn about the vital services that a Medical Assistant provides in a healthcare clinic.

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