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Certificate in Medical Assisting

Certificate in Medical Assisting

With the South College Certificate in Medical Assisting program, available in Asheville, Indianapolis, Knoxville, Atlanta, and Nashville, you can learn how to be a medical assistant and begin pursuing professional opportunities in healthcare. Earn your Certificate in Medical Assisting at South College and start working toward tomorrow’s career today!



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Degree Features

Certificate in Medical Assisting

  1. Program Duration

    9 months (full-time)

  2. Financial Aid

    Available for qualified medical assistant program applicants

  3. Location

    Earn your medical assisting certificate in Asheville, Indianapolis, Knoxville, Atlanta, or Nashville

Financial Aid

Financial aid, offered through a variety of government, state, and local programs, grants, and scholarships—like Tennessee Promise, Tennessee Reconnect, South College Promise, and others—is available. To learn more about the financial aid options that could help you pursue a medical assisting certificate, contact us today.

Industry Outlook

A medical assistant’s role is far-reaching and vital to the successful day-to-day operations of many medical facilities, including hospitals, medical labs, outpatient clinics, and doctors’ offices. From office administration to laboratory testing and clinical work to medical billing and coding, medical assistants work closely with physicians to provide care to communities. At South College, our medical assisting certificate program is designed to help you enter the medical workforce as quickly as possible, putting you on the fast track to joining this exciting field.


Certificate in Medical Assisting

Program Overview

You’re organized, driven, and passionate about helping others. We’re passionate about helping you achieve your goals. A Certificate in Medical Assisting from South College can help equip you with the foundational knowledge and skills to excel in this rewarding healthcare field. This medical assisting program pairs online instruction with on-campus laboratory courses and on-the-job practicum observation and experience.

Our medical assisting certificate program is designed to prepare students for taking the exam to become a Certified Medical Assistant. Students who wish to do so can continue on toward a medical assisting associate degree, which can help to expand earning potential and career opportunities.

South College


South College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the doctorate, educational specialist, master’s, baccalaureate, and associate levels, as well as certificates. Questions about the accreditation of South College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (


The South College Certificate in Medical Assisting program offered at the Knoxville and Asheville campuses is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) (9355 – 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775, 727-210-2350, upon recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

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