Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting

Certificate Description

Do you love working with people and having a job that is hands-on? If so,  Assisting is for you!

Learn to do vital signs, administer injections, perform EKGs, learn phlebotomy skills, and assist with routine and specialty examinations and minor surgical procedures. You will also learn administrative skills including scheduling, insurance, coding, basic accounting, medical office banking, and telephone techniques.

Accreditation: The Utah State Office of Education provides the opportunity for two endorsements: Administrative Medical Assistant and Clinical Medical Assistant. Each endorsement requires the passing of two benchmark tests given by the Bridgerland Technical College Assessment Center. After successful completion of the certificate, students are eligible to sit for the AAMA Certification Exam, which is a national exam to qualify those who pass to work in any state with the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) credential.

Medical Assisting is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs can be contacted at (727) 210-2350 or at 25400 US Highway 19 North Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763.

This specialization is delivered face-to-face and may contain online components.

Program Brochure

Certificate Courses

Certificate Requirements

Individuals must be at least 18 years of age to participate in clinical training. This certificate requires a non-refundable $50 background check fee and a one-time $30 fee for random drug screen(s).

For vaccination requirements, see the Downloads section below.

Assessment: Basic reading (80%), whole numbers (85%), decimals (83%), fractions (83%), percents (83%),  keyboarding (35 nwpm), spelling (60%), language mechanics (80%), language expression (80%). Call (435) 750-3188 to schedule an appointment. Need a review? Get a sneak peek at the Assessment Center or enroll directly into the Academic Learning Center by calling (435) 753-6780.

Employment Outlook

The certificate is designed to prepare you to work in medical offices, clinics, and health maintenance organizations. Medical assistants are also occasionally employed in hospitals, research laboratories, and other allied health care facilities.

When Can I Start?

Bridgerland Technical College is open year round. Most programs are open-entry, which means you can start the program at the first of every month as long as there is space available in the program. Because of demand, some programs have waiting lists to get in to the program. Please contact Student Services for information on those programs with waiting lists and defined starting dates.

I'm Ready To Get Started

1. Step One - Fill Out An Application

Logan Campus Application

2. Step Two: Schedule An Assessment
Please schedule your assessment below.

Schedule an Assessment

Is There Financial Aid?

Bridgerland Technical College participates in a variety of assistance programs that aid students in covering the costs associated with enrollment in full-time certificate programs. The Financial Aid Office provides information for grants, scholarships, and VA education benefits. Bridgerland Technical College does not participate in or endorse any loan program. The Financial Aid Office is located at the Main Campus, 1301 North 600 West. Stop by anytime or call (435) 750-3279, (435) 750-3114, or (435) 750-3204 for more information.

How much does it cost? Can I make payments? Are all tuition and fees due up front?

Most certificates take about one year to complete. Each individual certificate page has tuition and fee amounts listed. Students can be setup on a payment plan and make payments each month (due on the 1st).

Estimated Tuition & Fees

$2,775, including background check fee and exam - this is an estimate. Course fees may vary.

Pell Eligible: Yes

Estimated Monthly Payment:


Estimated Books & Supplies

Cost varies by specialization and/or electives chosen.

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Campus Locations

Logan Campus - Main

Quick Facts

Certificate Duration
1200 Hours - 10 months
Hours per Week
30 hrs/wk
Certificate Availability
High School Students:
Not available

Adult Students:
Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 3:30pm

Outcome Data

Reported Annually to the Medical Assisting Education Review Board

Medical Assisting
The statistics listed are based on a five-year weighted average for Medical Assisting at Bridgerland Technical College:

Job Placement: 86%
Graduate Satisfaction: 100%
Employer Satisfaction: 99%
National Exam (CMA): 98% (based on a three-year average)

Source: MAERB 2016 Annual Report

Reported Annually to the Accrediting Agency Council on Occupational Education
Health Sciences Program

Completion: 85%
Job Placement: 78%
Withdrawal: 15%

Source: Health Sciences COE Report FY2015/2016

Outcome statistics are compiled annually based upon Training Outcome surveys conducted with students post-graduation. Data is gathered through coordination with the student, faculty, Student Services Office personnel, and licensing agencies.

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Hours of Operation

Logan Campus 

Student Services
Monday: 8 am - 4:30 pm (We will be open at 7:30 am on the first day of registration)

Tuesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8 am - 4 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

Brigham City Branch Campus 

In-Person Hours Brigham City Branch Campus
Monday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 3 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

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Main Office
1301 North 600 West
Logan, UT 84321

Toll Free: 866-701-1100
Local: 435-753-6780
TDD: 800-346-4128
Fax: 435-752-2016