UC Blue Ash College

Medical Assisting Certificate Program

Two medical assisting students working in the lab

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 mission of the Medical Assisting Technical Certificate is to prepare students to meet the needs of the healthcare community as a competent, entry-level professional medical assistant. The coursework is designed to develop skills in critical thinking, effective communication, knowledge integration, information literacy, social responsibility, and life-long learning.

Selective Program Admission

The Medical Assisting Technical Certificate 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 Technical 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 Technical Certificate Program

  • The 2019 UC Blue Ash College Medical Assisting Graduates had an 80% pass rate on the Certified Medical Assistant CMA (AAMA) Exam.
  • Eighty percent of the 2019 Medical Assisting Graduates obtained positions in the health care field.
  • Employers that hired 2019 UC Blue Ash students reported 100% satisfaction with the graduate’s preparedness for professional practice.
  • The graduate survey results of the class of 2019 reflected that 100% of the students were satisfied with their education and experience in the program.

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

Allied Health Department
Phone: 513-558-7928
E-mail: ucbaalhdept@uc.edu