Medical Assistant

A medical assistant and doctor speak to a patient.Medical assistants are multi-skilled professionals trained to assist with office and clinical procedures in medical facilities and outpatient centers under the direct supervision of a health care provider. The Medical Assistant Program at KCC is designed not only to foster the skills and knowledge necessary for competent practice, but also places emphasis on professional attitudes, values and behaviors that encourage the professional growth of the individual student.

Clinical learning experiences are provided by affiliating hospitals, clinics and other outpatient facilities. Didactic learning experiences occur in supportive college coursework delivered through an online environment and laboratory practice. Both are equally important to the development of the competent Medical Assistant.

The Medical Assistant Program is a certificate program developed to be consistent with standards and requirements of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) and Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and is accredited by CAAHEP.

For more information about KCC’s Medical Assistant Program, see:

Admissions Process

  1. If you are a new student, first submit a general application for admission to Kellogg Community College, listing the Medical Assistant Program as your program choice.
  2. Schedule an appointment with an academic advisor online or by phone at 269-965-4124.
  3. Complete Online Learner and Next Gen ACCUPLACER testing (if required). Set up a testing appointment by calling 269-965-4136 or email testing@kellogg.edu.
  4. Contact the Medical Assistant Program Director Lori Haley at haleyl@kellogg.edu for more information.

Individuals seeking financial aid should schedule an appointment with the Financial Aid Department.

At this time the Medical Assistant Program is first-come, first-served, with 25 seats available each fall. Applicants who have completed the tasks listed above and have been verified by an academic advisor will be notified through their KCC email address in late spring if they have been accepted into the program.

Medical Assistant Certificate

Medical Assistant Program students must complete the KCCS-C100: Online Learner Orientation and the following courses to earn the Medical Assistant Certificate at KCC:

  • ALHE 227: Medical Terminology (2 credits)
  • ALHE 100: Introduction to Computers in Health Occupations (2 credits)
  • ALHE 101: Medical Law and Ethics in Health Care (2 credits)
  • ALHE 102: Applied Communication for Health Care Professionals (2 credits)
  • ALHE 103: Body Function and Structure for Allied Health Professionals (3 credits)
  • MEAS 101: MA Clinical Procedures 1 (3 credits)
  • ALHE 106: Pathology and Prevention in Health Care (3 credits)
  • ALHE 104: Administration and Safety for Allied Health Professionals (3 credits)
  • MEAS 100: Pharmacology for Medical Assistants (3 credits)
  • MEAS 201: MA Clinical Procedures 2 (3 credits)
  • MEAS 202: MA Practicum (4 credits)

Transfer Opportunities

Click here to view Transfer Guides outlining opportunities for students looking to transfer their KCC credits to a four-year institution. Contact our Academic Advising team at 269-965-4124 or advising@kellogg.edu to schedule an appointment to plot a personal transfer plan.

Medical Assistant Careers

According to the 2015 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, the Medical Assisting field has a 29 percent growth outlook through 2022, which is faster than average for all occupations. The Medical Assistant Program at KCC is designed not only to foster the skills and knowledge necessary for competent practice, but also places emphasis on professional attitudes, values and behaviors that encourage the professional growth of the individual student.

Projected Job Outlook & Salary Information

For the latest employment and wage estimates for medical assistant careers in Michigan, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics website at www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_mi.htm.

Why Study Medical Assistant at KCC?

Accessibility

The design of this program is with the busy student in mind. Many students are looking to increase their skills but need to work making it very challenging to attend courses. This program is unique in the fact that all the course work is on-line or hybrid with minimal set classroom attendance needed. This creates the flexibility that many students need to accommodate their personal situations.

Accreditation

The Medical Assistant Program at Kellogg Community College is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). CAAHEP can be contacted at:

CAAHEP
9355 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
P: 727-210-2350
F: 727-210-2354

Retention

The Medical Assistant Program at Kellogg Community College has a retention rate of 100% for the admission cohort that entered in 2019. There are several support services available to students so that they can successfully complete the program.

Department Contacts

Department Contacts

Lori Haley : Faculty Coordinator, Medical Assistant Program
Lori Haley
Faculty Coordinator, Medical Assistant Program
269-565-7984
Email Lori Haley
Chris VandenBerg : Director, Allied Health, Radiography and MRI
Chris VandenBerg
Director, Allied Health, Radiography and MRI
269-660-2303