Medical Assisting | Warren County Community College
Congratulations Class of 2024!

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 18% through 2030¹
  • 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.

Outcomes data

Warren’s 5-year retention rate is 88.70%, the 5-year placement rate 85.15%, and the 5-year passage rate on the CMA exam is 85% for the years 2018-2022.


Our 760-hour program includes the following courses:

  • Anatomy/Physiology/Pathology – 60 hours
  • Medical Terminology – 60 hours
  • Pharmacology & Medication Administration- 60 hours
  • Psychology & Therapeutic Communications – 60 hours
  • Medical Office Laboratory-  60 hours
  • Clinical Assisting  – 60 hours
  • Healthcare Law & Ethics – 60 hours
  • Insurance/Coding/Managed Care – 60 hours
  • Medical Office Laboratory – 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 + $140 Cengage Unlimited Subscription for Textbooks

Location: Medical Assisting classes are held at WARREN’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 are 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

9355 113th St N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775

¹ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Assistants, on the Internet at (visited July 13, 2022).


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475 Route 57 West
Washington NJ 07882
(908) 835-WCCC (9222)