Medical Assisting | OCTC

Medical Assisting

Work alongside physicians as a multi-skilled healthcare professional.

Program Contact
Natalie Horstman, AAS, CMA
Program Coordinator
(270) 686-4600
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What is Medical Assisting?

As a medical assistant, you will be a healthcare professional that works alongside doctors in clinics and medical offices. You will be responsible for providing a smooth work flow for your doctor by getting patient vitals, history and assisting with exams. This job is challenging, rewarding and can lead to many great opportunities.

A Medical Assistant is an integral member of the health care delivery team, qualified by education and experience to work in the administrative office, the examining room and the physician’s laboratory. Individuals in this unique position will be involved in many of the following skills: General health care professional practices, Administrative duties, Clinical preparation for patient examinations, procedures and treatment, record medical histories, take vital signs, chart patient information, administer medications and injections, provide patient instruction and education, perform venipunctures, collect and prepare other specimens, perform electrocardiograms (ECG), sterilize instruments, and perform basic laboratory tests.


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Getting Started

What are my degree, diploma, and certificate options?

How Do I Pay For This?

Worry no more. With the lowest tuition in Kentucky, financial aid options, and a helping hand to guide you through the application process, we have you covered. We'll help you reach your goals at a price that won't break the bank.

What Else Do I Need to Know?


The Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
9355 - 113th St. N. #7709
Seminole, FL 33775

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

CMA Exam Pass Rates for OCTC Students

The OCTC Medical Assisting program prepares students to sit for the CMA exam through the American Association of Medical Assistants. OCTC's program pass rates:

2018- 100%
2019- 83.33%
2020- 66.67%
2021- 83.33%
2022- 80%

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