2022 Free Medical Assisting Certificate

Join the waitlist!

**Filling out this form does not guarantee you a spot in the program, seats are filled on a first-come-first-served basis to qualified candidates who complete registration/application requirements. Due to high interest in this program, our registration form has been closed. We encourage you to join our waitlist and apply for the Medical Assisting program beginning in Fall 2022 at emcc.edu/apply.

Eastern Maine Community College is excited to announce an incredible opportunity for individuals wishing to become Medical Assistants. Through Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan, EMCC will offer a one-year Medical Assisting program to 20 qualified individuals at no cost to the students. Seats are limited and will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis.

The costs associated with the following will be waived for individuals who qualify for the program:

  • tuition
  • fees
  • textbooks
  • criminal background checks
  • one certification exam
  • a stethoscope
  • a set of scrubs

Medical Assistants are multi-skilled allied health professionals specifically trained to work in ambulatory settings such as physician’s offices, clinics, and group practices, performing administrative and clinical procedures. Students are provided with extensive hands-on training in both entry-level and advanced medical assistant competencies in accordance with the Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in Medical Assisting. Graduates from the Medical Assistant Technology program are eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) certification examination upon successful completion of the program.

The Medical Assistant Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).


Term I

Term II

Term III

Term IV

March 14 – May 15 May 23 – August 19 August 29 – December 16 December 19 – March 31
MAS 101 – Intro to Medical Assisting BIO 127 – Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab MAS 201 – Principles of Pharmacology MAS 231 – Medical Assistant Externship
MAS 111 – Clinical Procedures I with Lab BIO 128 – Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab MAS 211 – Clinical Procedures II with Lab MAS 232 – Advanced Medical Assistant Externship
MAS 121 – Medical Office Procedures BMT 113 – Medical Terminology MAS 221 – Insurance Coding for the Medical Office
ENG 101 – College Composition