Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is the CPCC Medical Assisting program accredited?

A: Yes, the CPCC program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP) on recommendation of the Medical Assistant Education Review Board (MAERB). Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to sit for the national exam for Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) (AAMA), administered by the American Association of Medical Assistants, and earn the CMA credential. This credential is recognized throughout the United States.

“The Central Piedmont Community College Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB)."

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

1361 Park Street

Clearwater, FL 33756

727-210-2350

 

Q: What kind of work does a medical assistant perform?

Q: What are the employment prospects for a trained Medical Assistant?

Q: What kinds of jobs are available to a medical assistant?

Q: What do medical assistants earn?

Q: Is this a diploma or degree program?

Q: How long does the training take?

Q: When and where are classes scheduled?

Q: Will I get hands-on training?

Q: What happens if I do poorly in a course?

Q: What is the cost of the Medical Assisting program?

Q: Am I too old to start a new career?

Q: If I am interested in applying to CPCC's Medical Assisting program, what is my next step?