Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long does the training take?

A: All students who meet the admission requirements enter the program as full-time students and can complete the program in 2.5 semesters. Students are admitted in both the fall and spring semesters.  A student who enters in the fall semester can complete the program by the middle of July the following year. A student who enters in the spring semester can complete the program in March of the following year.


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

Q: Is the CPCC Medical Assisting program accredited?

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: 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?