Medical Assisting | Warren County Community College

Medical Assisting

(non-credit certificate)

Enter an Exciting and Diverse Career in Healthcare 

  • You’ll be in high demand as the employment of Medical Assistants is expected to grow 19% through 2029¹
  • It’s proudly a certified trade and our graduates continue to realize a 92% five-year average graduation rate and an 86.49% five-year average passing rate on the American Association of Medical Assistants’ CMA examination
  • Opportunities abound to work in a variety of different settings often with predictable schedules
  • You’ll be prepared to handle the administrative and clinical needs of a medical facility and obtain the experience to help propel you to a variety of job responsibilities and positions
  • WARREN’s program is accredited as a 1 + 1 program with two pathways available for funding or financial aid: 1) career track (non-credit) certification or 2) an Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)*

*A.A.S. degree option is available to students who complete the entire Medical Assisting program and wish to matriculate into the degree program.

WARREN’S Medical Assisting Program Boasts a 95.24 % Retention Rate for the 2019 admission cohort and an 89.47% Passing Rate on the AAMA’s CMA exam for the 2019 graduating cohort.  


Our 760-hour program includes the following courses:

  • Anatomy/Physiology/Pathology – 60 hours
  • Medical Terminology – 60 hours
  • Pharmacology – 60 hours
  • Psychology & Therapeutic Communications – 60 hours
  • Medical Office Laboratory Procedures-  60 hours
  • Clinical Assisting  – 60 hours
  • Medical Law & Ethics – 60 hours
  • Insurance/Coding/Managed Care – 60 hours
  • Medical Office Procedures – 60 hours
  • Computerized Office Procedures  – 60 hours
  • Clinical Externship Practicum  – 160 hours

Note: students complete a supervised rotation without remuneration in the outpatient setting (physician’s office)

Requirements for admission: 18 years of age, HS Diploma or equivalent, must schedule a personal interview with the program director and must pass a criminal history background check.

Cost: $5,949 Tuition and Fees + $135 Cengage Unlimited Subscription for Textbooks

Location: Medical Assisting classes held at WCCC’s Phillipsburg Education Center.

 To register or for more information contact

Marianne Van Deursen, Ed.D.

(908) 835-2430 or [email protected]


In hiring CMAs (AAMA), employers show a commitment to excellence in staffing and excellence in patient care. 

Additional Information

The CMA (AAMA) serves as a beacon of quality, assuring employers rigorous certification standards have been met:

  • College-level medical assisting education 
    • Programmatically accredited
    • Standardized competencies
    • 160-plus hours in an outpatient externship/practicum setting
  • Physician-level exam standards
    • The only medical assisting exam that uses the National Board of Medical Examiners as the test consultant
    • Creating high standards in
      • Test development
      • Item writing
      • Exam security
  • Nationally and globally accredited
    • The CMA (AAMA) Certification Program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies
    • The Certifying Board of the AAMA is the only medical assisting certification body that has been accredited under ISO 17024 International Standards

Click here for more information about the medical assisting profession: What is a Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA)?; Career Outlook.

Graduates of CAAHEP accredited medical assisting programs may be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants Certification Examination to become Certified Medical Assistants. Employment opportunities include physician’s offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments, and hospitals.

The Warren County Community College Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

25400 US Highway 19 North
Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

¹ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Assistants, on the Internet at (visited April 1, 2021).


Warren County Community College
475 Route 57 West
Washington NJ 07882
(908) 835-WCCC (9222)