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36 Weeks | Monday - Friday 9 am - 3 pm | Median Salary: $38,000

Next Program Start Date: 9/25/2023

Medical Assistants play an essential role in medical offices assisting physicians and other health professionals with patient care and office management. They are the first person patients see when they walk in the door and responsible for creating a positive experience for patients. 

Information Sessions will be offered on 4/19, 5/24, 6/28, 7/19, 8/16, 8/30, 9/6 & 9/13 at 4:30 pm. All sessions will be held in the Whitney building room W319.

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To be accepted into the Medical Assistant program, you must attend one mandatory Information Session at OCC to register your spot in the class.

The program includes:

  • Office Skills (Updating medical records, filling out insurances forms, etc.)
  • Medical terminology
  • Specimen Collection 
  • Electrocardiogram Training
  • Phlebotomy
  • CPR certification
  • Laboratory Testing

Upon completion of program students will be eligible to sit for the National Health Career Association - Certified Clinical Medical Assistant National exam at OCC. 


Students in Onondaga Community College's health programs must be vaccinated against COVID for enrollment in each program's required clinical rotations.
  • Mandatory Info Session 
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent 
  • Medical Insurance 
  • Compliance with Immunization Requirements 
  • Completing Health Compliance Requirements 


$6,585 with financial aid available for qualifying students 


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Where You'll Go

Typical Salary

5 years after graduating


Popular careers, growth potential, and regional demand for the past 12 months.
Career 10-year growth potential Regional Demand
Medical Assistant 32% High
Nursing Assistant 14% High

Real Data from Central New York

  • Data reflect previous twelve-month period in the Syracuse Metropolitan Area and surrounding five-county Central New York region.
  • Salary gathered from ESMI/Light Cast.
  • Demand is determined by the number of job postings in the region over the past twelve months. 
  • Occupational growth potential gathered from Burning Glass.   

Transfer Paths

4-year School Bachelor's Degree
SUNY Upstate Medical University Nursing, B.S.
SUNY Polytechnic Institute Nursing B.S.