Medical Assistant

Medical Assistants are in demand and can work in a variety of settings.


Medical Assistant Career infographic

Clinical Site Placement:

Parkland College has partnerships and a board-approved clinical affiliation agreement with the local clinics in the 505 district and their outlying locations. Students will be required to travel for their clinic assignment.


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Sample Schedule


Bureau of Labor Statistics Medical Assisting


Program approval by:

Students will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certification exam.


Advanced Placement:

Students are required to successfully complete all of the requirements and courses in the Medical Assisting Program to be eligible for graduation and to sit for the certification exam.  Students transferring from other institutions accredited medical assisting programs (CAAHEP) may be eligible for acceptance into various stages of the program. An audit of MAERB assessed competencies may be needed in order to transfer.

Students who have developed knowledge, skills and values from direct experiences outside a traditional academic setting will be considered for advanced placement. 

This is determined after transcripts, course syllabi, outlines and skills have been evaluated by the appropriate staff and faculty of the Parkland College. 


Accreditation Status: Parkland College Medical Assisting Program has a site visit scheduled October 4-5, 2021 for pursuing initial accreditation by Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). This step in the process is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted.


Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 

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