Clinical Assistant

Program Details

Clinical Assistants function as critical members of the health care practice team to meet goals focused on providing quality care and services to patients while supporting clinical staff in various responsibilities.

In EMCC’s Clinical Assistant Program, students are introduced to the clinical assistant’s role in obtaining and recording patient histories, measuring vital signs, responding to medical emergencies, assisting in clinical procedures, effective communications, and maintaining overall patient well-being. Clinical assistants are currently in demand in many primary care and specialty medical offices. This program is specifically designed for those seeking immediate employment in a healthcare setting or those interested in further education in a Medical Assisting or other Allied Healthcare degree program.


This program is FREE to enroll! The following costs associated with this program have been generously covered by grant funding from the Harold Alfond Center for the Advancement of Maine’s Workforce through the Maine Jobs and Recovery Act:

  • Tuition & fees
  • Textbooks
  • Equipment & materials
  • Certification exam fees

Program Schedule

Applications are currently being accepted for the Fall 2024 Program.

September 23 – November 22, 2024
AM & PM Labs available

Please indicate your interest in enrollment using the form below or reach out with any questions to

Arc of Engagement (Curriculum)

CED N55 – Introduction to Clinical Assisting Lab

(In-Person Lab sessions weekly & Online coursework)

MRT 113 – Medical Terminology


MAS 122 – Medical Office Procedures


Key Outcomes

Job title: Clinical Assistant

Top employers for this job in Maine:

  • Northern Light Health
  • Maine Health
  • Covenant Health
  • Maine General Health
  • American Red Cross

Starting salary range: $34,000 – 42,000

Application Requirements

  • 18 years old (by course start date)
  • Maine state resident
  • Copy of high school transcript or equivalent completion certificate (GED/HiSET)
  • Signed Assumption of Risk Form
  • Required Immunizations: See Immunization History Form