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Medical Assisting Degree and Certificate Options

Credit Certificate Program in Medical Assisting

El Centro College 

El Centro College is the only college in DCCCD to offer a credit certificate program leading to the Medical Assisting Certificate (Gainful Employment Information). It can be completed in 12 months. 

Non-Credit Certificate Program in Medical Assisting

Richland College

Richland College offers a 12-month noncredit certificate program leading to the Medical Assistant Certificate.

Licensing 

There is no standard licensure for medical assistants, but program graduates can sit for the following credentialing tests: