Medical Assistant Program


Medical Assistant

Accelerated Job Training,
Professional Development

Offered through Accelerated Job Training

@ Corporate College | Off-Site

Medical Assistants (MAs) provide patient-focused services while performing administrative and basic clinical tasks in a clinical setting. A medical assistant works alongside physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals to provide direct patient care. Some common clinical tasks include taking vital signs, performing basic laboratory tests, disposing of or sterilizing laboratory supplies, drawing blood or preparing patients for physicians. Common administrative tasks include appointment scheduling, insurance verifications, medical records and billing and coding.

Apply online for Medical Assistant training

This non-credit accelerated training program combines classroom instruction with clinical practice. Classroom instruction, which includes hands-on lab exercises, is conducted at the Corporate College campus or on the campus of the employer partner. Additionally, a Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support credential through the American Heart Association may be required. The clinical practice takes place at partnering employer locations in offices such as Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Orthopedics, Pediatrics and Surgery. A strict attendance policy is enforced throughout this training.

This training prepares students for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certificate supported by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Information Sessions

Join us any Wednesday to learn more about the Medical Assistant training program and to start the intake process. Seating is limited and on a first come, first serve basis. Doors will be closed when the session is full. Late entries will not be permitted past 1:15 p.m.

Dates: Wednesdays

Time: 1 p.m. (lasts 2-3 hours)

Campus: STLCC-Forest Park

Building: D Tower, 2nd Floor

Room: D-210/D-211 (glass classroom within computer lab)

Who Should Attend This Program?

Any individual, at least 18 year of age, interested in providing patient-focused services in a clinical setting and employable as a medical assistant, should attend.

Cost of Program

Funding may be available for those that are selected for the program.


The classroom instruction is held at the Corporate College campus. Students must be available for classroom hours Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Clinical practice hours are scheduled at partnering medical office locations.

Upcoming Classes

Enrollment rosters will always be closed at least one month before start date to allow time for background and health screenings. Classes may fill before the info session deadline.

Start Date End Date Info Session Deadline Classroom Location Clinical Practice Location
Mar. 9, 2020 Aug. 14, 2020 CLASS IS FULL STLCC-Corporate College BJC Medical Group Location
April 20, 2020   TBD TBD Community Health Centers
June 2020   TBD STLCC-Corporate College St. Luke's Hospital
Sept. 2020   TBD TBD BJC Medical Group Location
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Clinical and Field Work

Some degree and certificate programs offered by the college require students to obtain clinical learning experience as part of their course work. Hospitals and health facilities may mandate that a criminal background check and/or drug screening check be conducted prior to placement in a clinical setting and as part of an employer’s screening process. Students not passing these checks may be prohibited from participating in the clinical learning experience thus rendering the student ineligible to satisfactorily meet the course/program requirements, and/or ineligible for hire.

How to Get Started

Complete an online application and attend an information session to begin the enrollment process. Download the fact sheet and intake checklist to learn more about this program and prepare for upcoming classes.

  1. Complete an online application
  2. Attend an Information Session to begin the intake process
  3. Download the MA Fact Sheet 
  4. Download the MA Intake Checklist (PDF)

Contact Us

Questions? You may contact a member of the Healthcare Workforce Training team at If you would like to speak with a program representative about the details of a program, please apply now and attend an information session.

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