Medical Assisting
(Associate of Applied Science)

Achieve an Associate Degree in as few as 18 months

Medical Assistants (MAs) are cross-trained to perform administrative and clinical duties. As a Medical Assistant, you will work alongside other healthcare professionals to take care of patients directly. You’ll also help manage medical offices, physicians' offices, and outpatient care facilities by performing a variety of administrative tasks.

Medical Assisting (Associate of Applied Science) Mission Statement:

The purpose of the Medical Assisting degree program is to provide students the opportunity, along with their occupational skills, to develop essential basic skills for continued learning and career development through general education courses that include: mathematics; written, verbal and nonverbal communications; interpersonal skills; critical thinking; the sciences; and the humanities.

Learning Objectives / Instructional Outcomes

Concorde Career College’s Medical Assistant courses include general education courses covering mathematics, written, verbal, and nonverbal communications; interpersonal skills; critical thinking; the sciences; and the humanities. Learning objectives include achievement of sufficient theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the areas of anatomy, physiology, pathology, the body systems, medical terminology, medical front office procedures, venipuncture, laboratory diagnostic procedures, EKG, and administration of parenteral medications to function successfully in an entry-level position as a Medical Assistant in a clinic or physician’s office.
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Medical Assisting
(Associate of Applied Science)

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In order to graduate from the Medical Assistant (Associate of Applied Science) program, students must successfully complete the following curriculum:

Memphis curriculum

Southaven curriculum

Career Outlook

Career Overview

Whether in a physician’s office, a clinic, or hospital-owned physician network, the Medical Assistant performs many services on the physician’s behalf. These may include admissions work, preparing the patient for examination or treatment, operating diagnostic equipment, and performing diagnostic procedures. The Medical Assistant is also responsible for the patient’s medical records and insurance forms as well as for scheduling appointments and maintaining medical records for the physician.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid

As part of our commitment to your success, Concorde ensures that you have access to comprehensive information and guidance in navigating the financial aid process. Concorde offers financial aid and scholarship programs to those who qualify.

Accreditation and Licensure

Accreditation and Licensure

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Are medical assistant and medical assisting programs the same?

Yes, medical assistant and medical assisting are the same job role. Concorde offers career training and certification for this role through the Medical Assisting Associate of Applied Science program.

How Long Is The Medical Assisting (Associate Of Applied Science) Program at Concorde?

The Medical Assisting (Associate of Applied Science) program at Concorde can be completed in as little as 18 months. Please check with an admissions advisor for program length information.

When does the Medical Assisting (Associate of Applied Science) program start?

Call us at 1-800-693-7010 to find out when the Medical Assisting (Associate of Applied Science) program next starts at the Memphis location.

What is the career outlook for medical assistants?

According to, the medical assistant job field is projected to grow 19 percent through 2029, which is much faster than the average for most occupations. As the baby-boomer population ages, the demand for medical care will likely continue to increase.

Why should I become a medical assistant?

There are many reasons to become a medical assistant. Medical assistants generally work alongside doctors and nurses in medical clinics during regular hours. Their work consists of taking patient histories, getting vital signs, drawing blood, handling specimens, or performing diagnostic tests. The work schedule of a medical assistant is fairly stable and predictable. That means you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy spending time with your family after work.

Does Concorde offer medical assistant externships?

Yes. Concorde’s hardworking extern coordinators are dedicated to pairing you with the right hands-on medical assistant externship opportunity.

How much is tuition for Concorde’s Medical Assistant (Associate of Applied Science) program?

For program-specific tuition information, please see the campus catalog.

Do you have an Associate's degree in health care field, which is a pre-requisite for this program?