A Medical Assistant diploma allows you to perform both clinical and administrative duties.


As a medical assistant, you can work in a physician’s office, primary care facility, clinic or other similar outpatient facilities. Medical assistants’ duties are different according to the place of employment, but usually include administrative tasks such as answering phones, scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, registering patients, and billing/insurance. Duties also include clinical tasks such as drawing blood, taking vital signs, performing injections and EKGs, and assisting the physician with in-office procedures. Our program can be completed in 12 months for those in our day classes, or in 18 months for students in our evening/online courses.

The Sullivan University Medical Assisting diploma program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Graduates of the program are required to take the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Exam of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) as a programmatic/graduation requirement. This certification is a further indication of your skills and professional abilities.

If you’d like to learn more about Sullivan University’s Medical Assistant program, request more information or if you’re ready to get started, enroll today!


Class Title Credit Hours
FYE101 Information Literacy 4
MSS104 Medical Terminology 4
MSS123 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
MSS204 Medical Ethics 4
AOM101 Speed Development 1
CSC118 Computer Applications I 4
ENG101 Composition I 4
MSS133 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
MSS144 Medical Laboratory Procedures I 4
MSS154 Health & Safety Techniques 4
MSS214 Medical Software Applications 4
MSS234 Medical Laboratory Procedures II 4
MSS244 Medical Laboratory Procedures III 4
MSS254 Pharmacology 4
MSS274 Medical Office Procedures 4
BUS224 Professional Development 4
MSS275 Clinical Assisting Practicum 4
MSS276 Medical Assisting Practicum 4
Total Credit Hours

* Medical Assisting students are not permitted to take any Medical Science courses online per CAAHEP accreditation standards. Students may take General Studies courses online.

This program provides the students with the training necessary to perform a variety of responsibilities for a physician’s office, hospital, clinic or medical laboratory. Graduates of the medical assisting diploma program are prepared to take the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA (AAMA)) examination for certification.

Graduates of this program will be qualified to assist in all areas including administrative support duties, clinical procedures, insurance coding, and patient care.

Due to facility availability, externship hours must be completed during the day.

69 Credit Hours
Length: 18 months, 12 months accelerated
Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.


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The Medical Assisting program at Sullivan University College of Allied Health Louisville Campus has a retention rate of 84.6% for the admission cohort that entered in 2016, and there are a number of support services available to students so that they can successfully complete the program. Reported data is based on the most recent Annual Report Form submitted to the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in compliance with Policy 210. The campus has maintained a 100% average in Graduate satisfaction and a 96% Employer Satisfaction rate over the last 5 years. Sullivan University – College of Allied Health Louisville Campus has maintained an average Medical Assisting Job Placement of 82.8% over the last five years.


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