The Medical Assisting program prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in today’s medical offices. The Medical Assisting diploma provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in the area of medical assisting. Graduates of the program receive a Medical Assisting diploma.
Students are accepted into the Medical Assisting diploma program fall and spring semester. A full-time student can complete this program in 4 semesters. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 54 semester credit hours.
The Medical Assisting Diploma Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
The MAERB (Medical Assisting Education Review Board) 2016 Annual Report retention rate is 76.19%.
The MAERB (Medical Assisting Education Review Board) 2017 Annual Report retention rate is 73.7%.
Individuals wanting to enroll in the Medical Assisting diploma program must have good work ethics, be people oriented and possess great organizational skills.
Offered at the Following Campuses/Delivery Mode
- South Campus (Dublin)
$20,000.00 – $28,000.00
Tuition & Fees: $6,724.00
Books & Supplies: $1,700.00
Uniform & Supplies: $300.00
Liability Insurance (per year): $11.00
Malpractice Insurance: $11.00
Drug Screen: $37.00
Criminal Background Check: $49.50
Testing Fees: $125.00
BLS for Healthcare Provider $7.00
First Aid Card: $22.00
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)
HOPE Career Grant:
The HOPE Career Grant, formerly known as the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant, is available to HOPE Grant-qualified students who enroll in select majors specifically aligned with one of 12 industries in which there are more jobs available in Georgia than there are skilled workers to fill them.
To qualify, an OFTC student must be fully admitted to the college, enrolled in one of the above programs and receiving the HOPE Grant for the same term. The amount of the HOPE Career Grant award is a fixed amount for each term of enrollment:
- 9 or more credit hours – $500/semester
- 3-8 credit hours – $250/semester
- 1-2 credit hours – $125/semester
- Commercial Truck Driving – $1,000 one time award
High School students in dual enrollment and joint enrollment are NOT eligible.
Graduates of the Medical Assisting diploma program can find employment as a medical assistant in a physician’s office or outpatient clinics. Classroom instruction and practical application of learned skills provide a solid background, which appeals to prospective employers.
- Submit a completed application and application fee;
- Be at least 17 years of age;
- Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
- Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
- Meet assessment requirements by taking the entrance placement test. In lieu of the placement test, official scores on COMPASS, ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT or GED may be substituted.
Competitive Admission Requirements
If the number of qualified students wishing to enter a program exceeds the number of spaces available in a particular program, those qualified students will enter into a competitive selection process for acceptance.