Medical Assistant Certificate Program

Course Title: Medical Assistant Certificate Program

Overview: Prepare for a rewarding career in healthcare with our Medical Assistant Certificate Program. This course is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed for employment as a Medical Assistant and to successfully pass the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) examination from the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Through a blend of academic and practical training, you’ll learn essential skills and concepts crucial for this role. Additionally, students have the opportunity to job shadow with Cape Cod Healthcare, which offers tuition reimbursement based on continued employment. Medical Assistants are essential members of the health care team and work alongside physicians in medical offices and clinics, as well as in outpatient care facilities.

Who Should Enroll: This program is ideal for individuals seeking a career in healthcare as a Medical Assistant, a vital member of the health care team in various settings, including physician’s offices.

Course Highlights:

  • Comprehensive Training: Learn about human anatomy, physiology, pathology, and medical terminology, as well as practical skills in laboratory techniques, phlebotomy, diagnostic procedures, pharmacology, and medication administration.
  • Hands-on experience: Gain practical practice with tailored clinical labs in our state-of-the-art health technology program.
  • CMA Exam Preparation: Prepare to take the NHA’s Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam, with exam costs (approx $130) covered by students.
  • Job Shadowing: Shadow professionals at Cape Cod Healthcare, with potential reimbursement of course costs based on future employment.


  • Attendance is mandatory at all classes, as it plays a crucial role in successfully completing the program.
  • Students must be able to read, write, and understand English. For those needing to improve their skills, our ESOL class is available; check the course catalog for dates.

Certification: Upon completion, students will be prepared to take the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) examination, advancing their career in the healthcare field.

Join Us: Become an essential part of the healthcare team with our Medical Assistant Certificate Program. Enroll today to start your journey toward a fulfilling career in healthcare.

Start Date

September 26, 2023

Registration Deadline

September 12, 2024



Course Details

Start Date

September 26, 2023

Type of Class



Harwich, MA

Days & Times

Tuesday & Thursday, 6-9 PM


End Date

May 23, 2024

Early-Bird Registration Discount?


Payment Plan


Total Hours



Grace Pinto

About The Instructor

Grace is an experienced teacher with over 30 years of nursing experience. Grace has been the instructor at The Community School since 2019.  She provides an educational environment where students are encouraged and ready to become medical professionals at the completion of the program. She believes in creating a learning environment where growth is encouraged. She is a graduate of Cape Cod Community College, earning her associate degree in Nursing. Grace furthered her education by completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Curry College and then went on to achieve a master’s degree in education from Cambridge College. In her leisure time, Grace is passionate about summertime and lazy days spent at the beach, attending car shows with her 2019 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye, and enjoying the antics of her cats.