You picture yourself working in the medical field, but you're just not sure which career path is right for you.

A medical assisting position can be a great way to get your feet wet and help determine which specialty area in allied health interests you most. Medical Assistants are hands-on health workers working alongside doctors, PA's, NP's, and other medical professional in areas ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics. 


At Harford Community College, we offer a medical assisting degree and certificate program that can prepare you for work in one of the fastest-growing careers in allied health.


Program Overview


Program Requirements:

Associate of Applied Science



No. of Credits:

Associate of Sciences: 60

Certificate: 39



Paige O'Neill







Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). 



9355 – 113th St. N. #7709  

Seminole, FL 33775  




The medical assisting program at Harford Community College has a job placement rate of 77.27% for the 2019 graduate cohort.


The result of assessment outcomes is in accordance with the 2015 Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Education Programs in Medical Assisting, Standard V.A.4.



Harford's small, student-centered, and flexible learning class options are the ideal learning environment for your medical assistant studies.

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What kind of courses can I expect to take?

Develop a strong background in medical assisting through required courses and electives like these at Harford:

Medical Terminology and Ethics

Medical Assisting Fundamentals

Clinical Medical Assistant

Administrative Medical Assisting

Laboratory Procedures for Medical Assistant

Pharmacology for the Medical Assistant

What can I do when I complete this program?

With a degree or certificate in medical assisting at Harford, you can prepare for work in the medical field helping those in ambulatory healthcare settings. You can also transfer to a four-year institution to complete your bachelor's degree while gaining foundational knowledge to prepare for a career in allied health.

Top Transfer Destinations

  • Towson University

Potential Careers

  • Clinical Medical Assistant 
  • Medical Office Assistant 
  • EKG Technician 
  • Phlebotomy Technician 
  • Coding Specialist 
  • Billing Specialist 
  • Claims Examiner 
  • Adjuster Processor 
  • Medical Office Manager 

Use the Career Insight Tool to see what opportunities are available for you.




Who teaches this program?

At Harford, our award-winning full-time and adjunct faculty bring a wealth of industry and classroom experience to professionally mentor and guide you through your program.

How do I get started?

You've taken your first step into a larger world of possibility for you and your future. Now is the time! Reach out and apply, request more information, or visit our campus.