Medical Assisting

Certificate Description

Do you have great communication skills and like working with people? Do you enjoy hands-on experiences, meeting new challenges, and making a difference in the lives of others? If so, medical assisting is a great career choice for you. Medical Assisting prepares students to become an integral part of today’s healthcare system. Highly skilled instructors provide hands-on, one-on-one instruction to students as they take vital signs, complete patient histories, administer injections, perform EKGs, learn phlebotomy skills, and assist with routine and specialty examinations as well as minor surgical procedures. Students also become proficient in administrative skills including, scheduling, insurance, coding, basic accounting, medical office banking, and telephone techniques. This program supports the Bridgerland Technical College mission to deliver competency-based, employer-guided career and hands-on technical education to the Bear River Region.

Accreditation: After successful completion of the Medical Assisting program, 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.


  • To prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (learning) domains.
  • To prepare students to successfully complete the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Exam and to be competent and knowledgeable in all aspects of the medical assisting profession.
  • To help students develop professionalism and facilitate their entry into the healthcare setting where they may become valuable employees in a medical office.


Certificate Courses

Additional Requirements

WorkKeys Assessment: Workplace Documents (Level 5), Graphic Literacy (Level 5), and Applied Math (Level 5). Schedule an appointment here or call (435) 750-3188. Need a review? Enroll directly in Academic Learning.

Students must complete the Medical Terminology course with 80% or higher.

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 $45 fee for random drug screen(s).

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Employment Outlook
What is the difference between a job and a career?
The words career and job are very different. To be specific, a job is what you show up to for work; a career spans your lifetime and includes your education, training, professional memberships, and is something you love doing.

Bridgerland Technical College is open year round. Most programs are open-entry, open-exit, which means you can start the program at the first of every month as long as there is space available. Please contact SSA's for questions about this program, or check start dates.

The first step is to fill out the application for Bridgerland Technical College

Logan Campus Application

Pre-Enrollment: WorkKeys Assessment: Workplace Documents (Level 5), Graphic Literacy (Level 5), and Applied Math (Level 5). Call (435) 750-3188 to schedule an appointment or click the link below. Need a review? Enroll directly in Academic Learning. Students must complete the Medical Terminology course with 80% or higher.

Schedule Appointment in Logan

Once the assessment has been met, the next step is to meet with a Student Services Representative to complete your enrollment. You will declare your starting date, enrolled hours, and set up your payment schedule. No appointment is necessary. If you have any questions, Student Services can be reached at 435-753-6780 or

Estimated Tuition & Fees

$2,930 - this is an estimate.
Course fees may vary.

Pell Eligible: Yes

Estimated Monthly Payment:


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, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Outcome Data

Reported Annually to the Medical Assisting Education Review Board

Medical Assisting
The outcomes listed below are based on the graduate year of 2019:

Job Placement: 94.44%
Graduate Satisfaction: 100%
Employer Satisfaction: 100%

The outcome listed below is based on the graduate year of 2018:
National Exam (CMA) Pass Rate: 96.43%

Source: MAERB 2020 Annual Report

Reported Annually to the Accrediting Agency Council on Occupational Education

Completion: 70%
Job Placement: 100%
Withdrawal: 30%

Source: COE Report FY2019/2020

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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A Little About Bridgerland Technical College

The mission of the Bridgerland Technical College is to deliver competency-based, employer-guided career and technical education to both secondary and post-secondary students through traditional and technology-enhanced methodologies. This hands-on technical education provides occupational education, skills training, and workforce development to support the educational and economic development of the Bear River Region.


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Additional Information

HEERF I, II, and III Required Reporting


Hours of Operation

Logan Campus - Main
Telephone: 435-753-6780

Student Services
Monday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
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
Telephone: 435-734-0614

Student Services
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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Contact Us

Logan Campus - 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