Medical Assisting

  • The demand for medical assistants is high and continues to grow. This program is both clerically and medically oriented and prepares individuals to assist in physicians’ offices, hospitals, clinics, schools and other health-related facilities. Medical secretary skills such as: electronic medical records (EMR), filing, office procedures, word processing, use of automated office equipment, computerized medical office procedures and medical billing/coding are taught along with medical assistant skills/topics such as medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, electrocardiograms, pharmacology, vital signs, phlebotomy and assisting the physician in medical examination. A clinical externship externship will be scheduled following the classroom portion of the program. Upon successful completion of the program, students earn a Certificate of Completion from CiTi, as well as an additional certificate in Infection Control. Students will then be eligible to sit for certification exams for the nationally registered Certified Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician and Electrocardiogram Technician. All exams are offered through the National Association of Health Professionals. Upon successful completion, students will be issued a CiTi Certificate of Completion.

    • US Dept of Labor:
    • SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) Code: 31-9092
    • HEGIS Code 5214.00
    • COE approved program

    Medical assisting teacher, Shelly Spencer, gives a brief overview of the CiTi Adult Offerings medical assisting program:


  • Admissions Requirements: 

    • Completed application with two professional references
    • HS diploma or equivalent required
    • Achieve reading 10 and math 8 on Level A of the TABE exam OR a passing Kaplan exam score will be accepted
    • College transcripts, if prior attendance
    • Up-to-date physical and immunization records
    • Valid CPR card
    • Background check
    • Students must provide their own watch, scrubs and shoes for class and clinical
    • Interview

Course Information

  • Tuition: $9,000 (includes books, supplies, lab coat and NAHP exam fee) 

    Median loan debt incurred by student: $7,600

    Start Date: 10/16/23

    Application Deadline: Ongoing

    Program Length: 730 hours (570 theory/lab, 160 externship)

    Schedule: M-TH, 3:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. (class/lab) (clinical hours will vary)

    Instructors: Brittany Watts, NRCMA, NRCEKG, NRCPT

    Completion Rate: 100%*

    Job Placement Rate: 86%*

    *CiTi data for 2021-2022 program year

    Location: CiTi Mexico Campus 179

    County Rt 64, Mexico, NY 13114 

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