One Year Medical Assistant Program

medical assistants

Program Description

Eastern Maine Community College’s One Year Medical Assistant Program is a rigorous one year certificate program. A certificate in Medical Assistanting will provide you with the skills and certification necessary to quickly get you into a career in Health Care.

The program is no cost to qualified applicants thanks to a generous grant from the Harold Alfond Foundation.  The program runs August 26th, 2019 to June 27th, 2020 and is offered for day and evening students. Online and hybrid classes are available.

All program costs including tuition, books, supplies and test fees are covered for eligible applicants. You must complete all classes grade of C or better to receive grant funds.

Apply to the Medical Assistant Program by contacting Admissions at (207) 974-4629,, or apply online here. Accepted students please apply for grant funding below.

Come to our Info Night Wednesday July 17, from 5:30-7:30pm in 117-118 Maine Hall on our campus.

RSVP and save your spot, click here!

Program Requirements

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • High School level Algebra & Biology with Lab
  • Essay – required of all grant funded applicants and is an important part of the selection process.

Please describe in detail your career, educational, and your desire for a career in healthcare. Include any previous healthcare experience and how you intent to use this training. Secondly, describe why you wish to be in the accelerated One Year Medical Assistant Program and what makes you a good candidate for this rigorous program. Upload the essay in the Application for Grant Funding below.

BEFORE YOU CAN GET FUNDING: Please apply to the Medical Assisting Program at

Click Here to Apply for Grant Funding


Child Care, Travel Assistance and Support Services

Need help with child care or travel expenses? EMCC works with the following organizations to provide assistance:

– Eastern Maine Development Corporation’s WIOA Program

Contact Narda Albatrino,, 407-534-0641, to discuss eligibility and apply for the WIOA program.

– CareerCenter’s Competitive Skills Scholarship Program

Visit for more information. Contact Sue Leighton,, 207-561-4038, to discuss program eligibility and apply to the CSSP program.


Pending accreditation by CAAHEP.