UC Blue Ash College

Medical Assisting Certificate Program

Love helping people? Want to work in health care? Medical Assisting may be just what you're looking for!

  • Medical Assisting is a high demand health care career -- one of the 10 fastest growing occupations in the nation! (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Graduates find positions in a wide range of workplaces, including physician's offices, urgent care centers, insurance companies, and many more.
  • Earn a UC certificate through this comprehensive, accredited program that includes more than 200 hours of clinical experience in a doctor's office.

Program Overview

The medical assisting certificate program is designed to prepare students for a career as a health professional in an ambulatory setting. In order to meet the program objectives, the curriculum provides a rigorous foundation in clinical, patient care, and office administration courses. Clinical and patient care courses include introduction to anatomy & physiology, medical terminology, clinical techniques, laboratory procedures, and physician assisting procedures for various types of ambulatory medical settings.  Administrative courses include study in medical office procedures, computers, and oral & written communication. 

Selective Program Admission

The medical assisting certificate program at UC Blue Ash College follows a selective program admission process for taking new students. This process has minimum qualifications and other requirements that must be met in order to enroll.

Where It Will Take You

Graduates of the medical assisting certificate program will have the formal training required to take the certification examination of the American Association of Medical Assistants. Most employers in the health care environment recommend that medical assistants have the Certified Medical Assistant  (CMA(AAMA)) credential.

Medical Assisting Certificate Program

  • The UC Blue Ash College Medical Assisting graduates of the 2016 Cohort have an 80% job placement rate.
  • The graduate survey results of the cohort reflect that 100% of the students were satisfied with their education and experience in the program.
  • Employers that hired UC Blue Ash students from the cohort report 100% satisfaction with the graduate’s preparedness for professional practice.

The University of Cincinnati Blue Ash Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763 (727) 210-2350

Career-Oriented Options

Graduates will have completed 200 hours of hands-on clinical practice in a medical setting under the direct supervision of a physician and are qualified to assist physicians in a private office, clinic or other health care facility. Medical assistants are skilled in both clinical and administrative functions, providing considerable flexibility to the physician's office.


Contact Information

Muntz Hall | Room 140
LuAnna Schwaeble
Program Coordinator
Phone: 513-936-1631
Email: luanna.schwaeble@uc.edu