A group photo of Medical Assistant graduates.

MEDICAL ASSISTANT

Medical assistants are multiskilled professionals trained to assist with office and clinical procedures in medical facilities and outpatient centers under the direct supervision of a health care provider. The Medical Assistant Program at KCC is designed to not only foster the skills and knowledge necessary for competent practice, but to place emphasis on professional attitudes, values and behaviors that encourage the professional growth of the individual student.

Clinical learning experiences are provided by affiliating hospitals, clinics and other outpatient facilities. Didactic learning experiences occur in supportive college coursework delivered through an online environment and laboratory practice. Both are equally important to the development of the competent Medical Assistant.

The Medical Assistant Program is a certificate program developed to be consistent with standards and requirements of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) and Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The program is accredited by CAAHEP.

For more information about KCC’s Medical Assistant Program, see our Allied Health Professional (ALHE) course description and Medical Assistant (MEAS) course description pages.

Medical Assistant Certificate

KCC’s Medical Assistant Program students must complete the KCCS C100: Online Learner Orientation and the following courses to earn a Medical Assistant Certificate:

  • ALHE 100: Introduction to Computers in Health Occupations 
  • ALHE 101: Medical Law and Ethics in Health Care  
  • ALHE 102: Applied Communication for Health Care Professionals 
  • ALHE 103: Body Function and Structure for Allied Health Professionals  
  • ALHE 106: Pathology and Prevention in Health Care  
  • ALHE 104: Administration and Safety for Allied Health Professionals  
  • ALHE 227: Medical Terminology 
  • MEAS 100: Pharmacology for Medical Assistants  
  • MEAS 101: MA Clinical Procedures 1 
  • MEAS 201: MA Clinical Procedures 2  
  • MEAS 202: MA Practicum  

Medical Assistant Admissions 

  1. If you are a new student, first submit a general application for admission to Kellogg Community College, listing the Medical Assistant Program as your program choice.
  2. Schedule an appointment with an academic advisor online or by phone at 269-965-4124.
  3. Complete Online Learner and Next Gen Accuplacer testing (if required). Set up a testing appointment by calling 269-965-4136 or emailing [email protected].
  4. Contact the Medical Assistant Program Director Lori Haley at [email protected] for more information.

At this time the Medical Assistant Program is first-come, first-served, with 25 seats available each fall. Applicants who have completed the tasks listed above and have been verified by an academic advisor will be notified through their KCC email address in late spring if they have been accepted into the program.

Advising & Transfer

View transfer guides outlining opportunities for students looking to transfer their KCC credits to a four-year institution. Contact Academic Advising at 269-965-4124 or [email protected] to schedule an appointment to plot a personal transfer plan.

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Medical Assistant Careers


According to the 2015 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, the Medical Assisting field has a 29% growth outlook through 2022, which is faster than average for all occupations. The Medical Assistant Program at KCC is designed not only to foster the skills and knowledge necessary for competent practice, but also places emphasis on professional attitudes, values and behaviors that encourage the professional growth of the individual student.

Projected Job Outlook & Salary Information

For the latest employment and wage estimates for medical assistant careers in Michigan, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics website at bls.gov/oes/current/oes_mi.htm.

Why Study Medical Assistant at KCC?

There are several benefits to studying Medical Assistant at KCC.

Accessibility

The Medical Assitant Program is designed with the busy student in mind. Many students are looking to increase their skills but need to work, making it very challenging to attend courses. This program is unique in the fact that all the coursework is online or hybrid with minimal set classroom attendance needed. This creates the flexibility that many students need to accommodate their personal situations.

Accreditation

The Medical Assistant Program at Kellogg Community College is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). CAAHEP can be contacted at:

CAAHEP
9355 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
Phone: 727-210-2350
Fax: 727-210-2354

Retention

The Medical Assistant Program at Kellogg Community College has a retention rate of 100% for the admission cohort that entered in 2019. There are several support services available to students so that they can successfully complete the program.

Medical Assitant Contacts

Lori Haley

Lori Haley

Faculty Coordinator, Medical Assistant Program

Chris VandenBerg

Chris VandenBerg

Director, Allied Health

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