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Full-Time Medical Assisting Admissions Process:

Accepting Applications for Spring 2016 (Full-Time Track)

The Medical Assisting diploma program is a limited enrollment program.  Each semester a maximum of 24 students are selected along with 5 alternates. Students are ranked according to the score on the  MA Admissions form.  If you are not accepted and you wish to reapply, you must complete a new Medical Assisting Admissions Form.

Admission Requirements

In order to be admitted into the Medical Assisting program at CPCC, students must meet the following requirements.

    Step 1: Apply to the College

    • The applicant should designate the Medical Assisting program using code D55280M on the CPCC College Admissions Application.
    • The student must submit official transcripts.
    • The student is required to complete the placement exams for math, reading and English.
    • The student should meet with an academic advisor or counselor to review placement test scores. Students must be eligible to enroll in ENG 111 before being accepted into the program.  Students requiring developmental courses, should complete these courses before applying to the Medical Assisting program.


    Step 2: Apply to the Medical Assisting Program

    Complete the Medical Assisting Admissions form.

    A student is encouraged to complete ENG 111, COM 110, 120 or 231 and MED 121 prior to application to the Medical Assisting program.   The student must also demonstrate proficiency in basic computer skills through taking CIS 110 or by testing.

    Students are required to take a keyboard test and demonstrate proficiency at 30 or more words per minute with 80% accuracy.  If typing speed is not 30 wpm with 80% accuracy after two attempts, the student must complete OST 131.

    Admission is based on points obtained from the following criteria:

    • Attendance of a Medical Assisting Information Session
    • Past Academic Performance
    • HOSA or Medical Academy Participation
    • Current Provider Level CPR certification from American Heart Association or American Red Cross.


    Acceptance into the Medical Assisting program

    Upon acceptance into the Medical Assisting program, students will be required to submit results of a North Carolina and/or national criminal background check at their own expense.  Students must also complete a medical exam, provide record of immunizations, show proof of medical insurance and carry CPCC’s accident insurance.  Current Provider Level CPR certification from American Heart Association or American Red Cross must be completed by the end of the first semester of the program. The student is responsible for the costs of each of these.  Required forms will be distributed at the Medical Assisting Orientation session for students who are accepted into the program.

    The student must present evidence of good physical and mental health as specified in the ADA Essentials Functions Form. (CORE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES FOR THE MEDICAL ASSISTANT).

    You will be notified within 4-6 weeks after submission of completed application of your status.