Frequently Asked Questions

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

A: Tuition and fees are published in the College Catalog and on the college website at In addition to the "per credit hour" fee, there are laboratory fees assigned to courses with a lab/clinical component. Additional costs include textbooks, workbooks, uniforms, a stethoscope, medical fees for a physical exam and drug screening and immunizations.  Since each student has different needs, we cannot give you an exact cost, but rather a "ballpark" figure of $6,300 to $7,400 for the entire program.  Financial aid is available through the College for qualified students.


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: Will I get hands-on training?

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

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?