Medical Assistant Program

A new career in healthcare in only 30 weeks!

Sumner College’s Medical Assistant program prepares you with the skills and hands-on training required to play a key role within the larger health care team. In less than 8 months, you can pursue opportunities in hospitals, doctors’ offices, medical clinics, specialty practices and more. Our comprehensive program covers clinical theory and application, medical office management, medical terminology, human anatomy and physiology and more.

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be eligible to sit for the CMA (AAMA) certification exam, a designation that lets employers know you have a broad and thorough understanding of health care delivery.

Quick facts about our program:

  • You will learn to schedule and confirm appointments, perform and assist with routine patient procedures, record patients’ medical history, collect laboratory specimens and prepare them for testing, clean and sterilize instruments, assist with routine patient procedures
  • Small class sizes taught by experienced instructors assures that you will enjoy a personalized and supportive learning environment
  • You will participate in an externship at an affiliated healthcare facility where you can apply your skills for invaluable on-the-job training
  • The field of medical assisting is expected to grow at an accelerated rate over the next decade, making this a career path with a very promising future and strong earning potential (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Why Choose Sumner College?

We’re dedicated to your success

At Sumner College, healthcare training is all we do

For over 45 years, we have prepared our students for rewarding careers in healthcare through a combination of quality education, hands-on training and real-world experience.

We provide practical, employment-focused career services

Our Career Services Department provides career-focused resources that will help launch your career, including employer career fairs, the Sumner College Medical Club, professional development workshops and much more.

We have the credentials you can trust

We are institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau for Health Education Schools (ABHES), authorized by the Office of Degree Authorization (ODA) and approved by the Department of Education.

We provide an inclusive, supportive campus environment

Our primary goal is to ensure that every student is welcomed into the Sumner College community and have vigorous policies in place that nurture a safe and supportive learning environment for all.

Contact us today! We’ll give you information on start dates, admissions requirements, financing options, program outcomes and more. With Sumner College, if you can dream it, you can do it!

As we navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic, Sumner College has continued to deliver high quality education to our student population, keeping them on track to graduate and start their new healthcare career. We transitioned from our traditional on-campus format to a hybrid delivery model, and continue to start new classes every 10 weeks. We are committed to educating students in a safe and responsible environment during these unprecedented times.

Contact us today! We’ll give you information on start dates, admissions requirements, financing options, program outcomes and more. With Sumner College, if you can dream it, you can do it!

As we navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic, Sumner College has continued to deliver high quality education to our student population, keeping them on track to graduate and start their new healthcare career. We transitioned from our traditional on-campus format to a hybrid delivery model, and continue to start new classes every 10 weeks. We are committed to educating students in a safe and responsible environment during these unprecedented times.

Student Success Stories

Request Information