Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will I get hands-on training?

A: Yes, training methods include classroom, clinical and laboratory practice, where students are given many opportunities to have one-on-one attention from instructors in an hands-on training environment. Students are able to practice techniques and skills discussed and learned in the classroom through clinical and laboratory sessions. Additionally, during the final eight weeks of the program, students will be assigned to a physician's office where they will work a full-time schedule for four days each week. This practicum assignment is non-compensated.


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: How long does the training take?

Q: When and where are classes scheduled?

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?