Medical Assisting / Medical Assistant Technology (MAS)

The program prepares multi-skilled professionals to assist physicians in the office, clinic, or in a variety of other medical settings.  Medical assistants have the knowledge necessary to help the physician with patient care examinations and treatments, and to handle the administrative needs unique to a health care office.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Medical Assistant Technology is currently one of the fastest growing occupations in the United States.  In recent years, the many changes in the health care delivery system have resulted in a wide variety of "other clan hospital" options for individuals seeking medical services and treatment which have opened opportunities for Medical Assistants.

Upon completion of the Program, the graduate will receive an Associate Degree in Applied Science in Medical Assistant Technology and may also become a Certified Medical Assistant by successfully completing the National Certification Board Examination administered by the American Association of Medical Assistants - AAMA (www.aama-ntl.org).

Accreditation:

The Sinclair Community College Medical Assistant Technology Associate Degree Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs - C.A.A.H.E.P (www.caahep.org) on recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

How to Get Started:

Please refer to our Applicant Information Packet for a step-by-step guide to get started in the MAS program (located by clicking on the link to the left).  In addition, refer to the Program Specific Information link to the left which contains general information about the program, an estimated cost of the program, and more.

Multi-Campus Program Offerings:

Students can complete the program at the Dayton Campus or the Courseview Campus in Mason, Ohio.  The student elects to participate in the Dayton Cohort or the Courseview Cohort when enrolling in their first MAS limited-enrollment course.  The student must then complete the remainder of the limited-enrollment courses at that location.

Important Information about Health Sciences Programs: The Health Sciences (HS) Programs consist of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the program specific information packet located on each HS program's webpage.