Medical Assistant Certificate

Northern Essex Community College

Medical Assistant Certificate

Lawrence, Massachusetts

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assisting program equips students with essential skills in physical assessment, diagnostic procedures, surgical techniques, communication, medical terminology, ethics, legal standards, emergency response, and practical experience through a practicum.

Skills Taught:

  • Physical assessment, diagnostic procedures, and surgical techniques
  • Communication skills and medical terminology for direct patient interaction
  • Understanding ethical and legal standards of medical practice
  • Recognizing and responding to emergencies
  • Real-world experience through a medical assisting practicum

Features Offered:

  • Classroom study combined with clinical practice
  • Eligibility to take the national certification exam
  • Opportunities to work in various healthcare settings such as physician offices, hospitals, and clinics
  • Ability to transfer credits for an Associate Degree in General Studies with a Health Specialization

Tuition: How Much Does Northern Essex Community College's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

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Program Length: How Long Is Northern Essex Community College's Medical Assisting Certificate Program?

The program length for the Medical Assistant Certificate at NECC is a minimum of 32 credit hours.

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About Northern Essex Community College

Northern Essex Community College (NECC) is a public institution located in Haverhill, Massachusetts. 

Established in 1961, the college has campuses in Haverhill and Lawrence and serves residents of the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire. 

NECC offers over 70 associate degrees and certificates, with programs ranging from art to technology and engineering, as well as health care, criminal justice, and business.

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