At Cabarrus College, our affiliation with Atrium Health – one of the largest, most innovative healthcare systems in the country – offers advantages you won’t find elsewhere. Learn using state-of-the-art equipment and facilities – in high-tech simulation labs right on campus or in clinical settings across the street at Atrium Health Cabarrus – every single week. Receive individualized instruction from top-notch faculty. And make all the connections you need to launch your career as a certified medical assistant.

Program Highlights

Medical Assistant Program at Cabarrus College
  • Two-year associate degree prepares you for leadership or management in medical assisting; includes a family medicine practicum and specialty practice internship
  • One-year diploma provides quick route to a rewarding career; includes a family medicine practicum
  • Many job opportunities; one of the fastest growing fields in healthcare
  • Innovative, advanced curriculum
  • Hands-on clinical experience every week; practice the skills you learn in class right away
  • Flexible: full-time or part-time with hybrid (online and on-campus) and weekend/evening options available as needed
  • Affiliation with Atrium Health:
    • Preferred access to Atrium Health clinical sites
    • Access to leading-edge technology
    • Learn alongside some of the regions most experienced healthcare professionals
    • Pipeline to jobs at one of the country’s largest healthcare systems
  • We accept applications on a rolling basis until programs are full, with priority given to applications received by:

    January 1: for fall enrollment.

    Associate degree:
    January 1: for fall enrollment.
    October 1: for spring enrollment.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Outcome Reporting

The Medical Assistant Diploma Program at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).  In successfully continuing our accreditation with this body, we complete an annual report. The outcomes from this report provide valuable information about the success of the program and as such, we wish to share these with the public. With the most recent review and approval, the medical assistant program at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences has a five-year retention rate of 70.31% for the years 2018-2022.