Medical Assisting Diploma

Medical Assisting Diploma

Gain Important Medical Skills

Considering a career in medical assisting? The field might be perfect for you if you're passionate about helping others, organized, and have excellent communication skills as well as a team-oriented attitude.

Medical assistants are multi-skilled health professionals specifically educated to work in ambulatory settings performing administrative and clinical duties. 

You'll learn in environments including:

  • Classrooms
  • Laboratories
  • Computer experience
  • Practicum in an ambulatory care clinic

This program may be taken on a part-time basis. After earning a Medical Assisting diploma, graduates are eligible to take the nationally-recognized Certified Medical Assistant exam. Most employers require certification within one year of graduation.

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About Medical Assisting at Kirkwood

The Kirkwood Medical Assisting diploma program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).


Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs  
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

Graduates of the Medical Assisting program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the administrative functions in the healthcare setting.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the clinical functions in the healthcare setting.
  • Perform within the legal and ethical standards of the medical assisting profession.
  • Prepare and provide a variety of instruction within the healthcare setting.
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication with patients and medical professionals.
  • Exhibit professionalism in the workplace.

Our mission is to provide competent entry-level medical assistants who in turn provide exceptional quality healthcare under the supervision of their licensed employer.  Certification and recertification will promote our graduates to be lifelong learners.

Kirkwood offers more than $3 million in scholarships for students each year, and there are many specifically for students enrolled in health programs. Students in some programs may also qualify for the tuition-free Kibbie Grant.

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