The Piedmont Community College Associate Degree 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 1361 Park Street Clearwater, FL 33756 727/210- 2350.

PCC’s Medical Assisting program has a five-year retention rate of 95.35%.  The 2022 Graduating Cohort has a 100% Job Placement rate and a 100% exam pass rate.

Graduates of CAAHEP-accredited Medical Assisting Programs may be eligible to sit for their Medical Assistant certification exam. Students will take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Medical Assistant certification exam in their last semester and be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assisting (AAMA) Medical Assisting Certification Exam.

Students enrolling in this program must meet additional requirements before beginning program. Please see the Admissions Policy below for more information.


Click and download the Medical Assisting program planning guide for course requirements and suggested sequencing.

Medical Assisting Associate (A45400)
Medical Assisting Diploma (D45400)
Medical Assisting Certificate (C45400)

Outlook for Employment

Employment opportunities include any outpatient setting, such as physicians’ offices, clinics health maintenance organizations, health departments, and hospitals.

Process for Admissions

    Submit a complete Application for Admission to the Office of Admissions.
    ||Submit official transcript(s) of high school education and all post-high school course work to the Office of Admissions if requested. Office GED scores or transcript of courses for the Adult High School Diploma may be submitted in lieu of the high school transcript.
    ||Complete the Admission Placement Test.
    ||Diploma and certificate admission requirements may vary. Contact the Admissions Office for details