Medical Assistant

Health science students working in the nursing simulation

Medical Assistant

  • Medical Assistant

Location:
Gillette College
To see program curriculum, click on a degree option below
Degree Options: Certificate 

Looking to begin an exciting career in a medical field? Our Medical Assistant certificate program, available at Gillette College, can be your gateway to a fast-moving, high-demand, satisfying career. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that Medical Assistant jobs in the United States will grow 23% over the next decade.

 

We can help get you started. Our curriculum includes classroom and clinical time – meaning that you get both the educational and real-world experience you’ll need in your career as a Medical Assistant. In addition, our high-tech Nursing Simulation Center provides students with hands-on training that will help our students understand exactly how to become the best Medical Assistants they can be.

 

Industry Outlook

Medical Assistant jobs are on the rise, predicted to increase as much as 23% or more by 2026. Median pay is approximately $30,590 annually, with those in the top 10% of pay making over $43,000 per year.

Medical Assistants work the same hours as the doctors for whom they work. If they work in a clinic, for example, they likely will work regular business hours. However, Medical Assistants who work in hospitals may enjoy greater flexibility to fit in with their family, career goals, and lifestyle.

 

Our Program

The Medical Assistant Certificate program is designed to be a 1-year full-time course. Students will study college math, English, anatomy and physiology, as well as courses geared specifically toward medical assistants. In the first semester, the practicum will focus on front-office work, such as gathering patient information to bill insurance, preauthorization, and intake. The following semester, students will learn about “back office” processes like phlebotomy, giving injections, and assisting in minor surgeries. The course’s final exam will be the national certification exam. After completion of the program and passing the certification exam, students will become a CCMA, or certified clinical medical assistant.

 

 

Certificate Options for Medical Assistant

NWCCD’s Gillette College offers a Certificate in Clinical Medical Assistance (CCMA). Graduates of the program will be able to:

 

  • Provide competent, compassionate medical care on the assistant level
  • Demonstrate clinical judgment to make health care decisions
  • Manage patient care to create a healing environment
  • Practice as a certified clinical medical assistant according to established professional and ethical standards

 

Faculty and Community

Our Medical Assistant program prospers because of the unrivaled compassion and know-how of our faculty. Our educators and staff always have time for our students and want all to succeed in the pursuit of a caregiving career. Further, our all-star Medical Assistant instructors constantly update curriculum, attend conferences and stay ahead in their area of expertise. They are at the top of their game and they’ll make sure you are, too.

 

Our College District is committed to being a community-focused district; our Medical Assistant program is yet another stellar example of our regional integration. We have partnered with Campbell County Memorial Hospital to create a formalized training program and pipeline to staff its clinics. Gillette College continually works with community leaders to develop the kinds of courses they need to put people to work.

 

Apply to the Medical Assistant program today and get started on your career in the nation’s fastest-growing field!

About NWCCD


Northern Wyoming Community College District (NWCCD) is a multi-campus community college serving Sheridan, Campbell, and Johnson Counties. Committed to creating student success and making a difference in the communities it serves, NWCCD serves over 6,500 credit and non-credit students per year.

Sheridan College

1 Whitney Way
Sheridan, WY 82801
Phone: 307-675-0505
Phone: 888-675-0505

Gillette College

300 West Sinclair
Gillette, WY 82718
Phone: 307-681-6000
Phone: 888-681-6070