The goal of the Medical Assistant program is to prepare competent, entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. To achieve this goal, students will be trained in all aspects of medical office practice including administrative tasks and back office clinical tasks. Upon successful completion of all required courses, students will participate in a non-paid externship in a medical office. Graduates of the program will be eligible to take the Registered Medical Assistant Certification exam.

The Medical Assistant program is affiliated with American Medical Technologist (AMT)

American Medical Technologist
10700 West Higgins Rd, Suite 150
Rosemont, IL 90018

Cost Summary

Program Cost Estimate


Includes: Tuition (@ 1020 hours), Fees and Course Materials. Some elective courses may have additional fees and/or materials that are not calculated in this summary.

High School Cost Estimate


Tuition is free for high school students, however there are some fees and materials that they may be responsible for at the beginning or during the program

  • Annual Fee: $40
  • Digital Book Access Fee: $116
  • Background Check/Immuniztions/Drugscreening: $123
  • Scrubs/Uniform: $40
  • Licensure: +$125 — NOT required for graduation, but needed to work in Utah
Certificate Processing Fee


Paid upon program completion

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Medical Assistant
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Cohort Start Dates
— Orientation for Registered Students: Watch for an email from your Instructor for the date and time.
  • Class Start: Jun 05, 2023
  • Class Start: Jul 10, 2023
  • Class Start: Aug 07, 2023
  • Class Start: Sep 11, 2023

Admission Requirements


High School and Adult students may enroll in the Medical Assistant program. Students must meet the following program requirements:

  • If currently enrolled in high school, must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA.  Adult students must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Students must be at least 17 years old to enroll into the Medical Assistant program, however, they must be 18 years old to begin their clinical rotations which take place at the end of the program.
  • Complete assessment requirements as noted below:


Students accepted into the Medical Assistant program, must meet the following post-admission requirements:

  • Provide documentation of all required vaccinations
  • Take and pass two separate drug screens: once prior to enrollment into the program and a second drug screen prior to starting their clinical rotation.
  • Complete and pass a federal criminal background check *

* Any misdemeanor or felony conviction on record may negatively impact the chances of completing the program, being placed on an externship site, applying for the Certified Medical Assistant credential and obtaining employment in a health care setting.

Please see your instructors for more information about any of these requirements or critical program information.

Placement Assessment Requirements

Transcripts for prior academic learning or assessments (such as college or high school), may waive some or all of the admission requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable in most cases. You may upload documentation in your application under the Assessment section.

Accuplacer Next Generation Reading Score: 250 - 300
Alternate Documentation
Accuplacer Next Generation Math (Arithmetic) Score: 237 - 300
Alternate Documentation
Sample Questions for the Accuplacer Math and Reading Assessments can be found here:
Next Generation Accuplacer MATH (Arithmetic)
Next Generation Accuplacer READING
  • High school students do not need to complete placement assessments unless specifically required by the program
  • Placement testing is waived for students with a Davis Tech Certificate of Completion at an equivalent level or higher, or an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited college.

Certifications & Credentials

Davis Technical College Credentials

  • Davis Technical College Certificate of Program Completion

Available Licensing/Certifications

  • Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification
  • Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA)
  • Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)

Utah State Board of Education CTE Skill Certificate (High School Students Only)

  • Medical Assistant: Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Assistant: Clinical and Lab Procedures
  • Medical Assistant: Medical Office Management
  • Medical Assistant: Medical Terminology

Transfer Options

The following academic agreements are available to students in the Medical Assistant program. In order to receive credit for course work included in these agreements, you must provide a transcript to the receiving institution.

Please be aware that some agreements require you to complete the entire program before they will transfer credit. Please contact your instructor at Davis Tech if you have questions.

This program is eligible to transfer credits towards an AAS degree to the following institutions:

  • Weber State University
  • Utah State University
  • Southern Utah University
  • Utah Valley University
  • Ensign Business College
  • Utah Tech University


95%Placement Rate

72.49% Retention Rate 2019

Program Faculty

  • FT Talya Cameron – Lead Faculty
  • CMA (AAMA) from Davis Technical College
  • 801-593-2476
  • FT LaVon Jackson
  • CMA (AAMA) from Davis Technical College
  • FT Maricatherine Wilcox
  • CMA (AAMA); Associate Degree from Utah State University
  • 801-593-2369
  • PT Lexi Trujillo
  • NCMA (NCCT); Master's degree from Western Governors University
  • PT Renee Cowgur
  • Associate degree from

*NOTE: Textbook and material costs are based on Davis Tech’s bookstore prices at the time of publication and are subject to change. There are no charges associated with personal data collection and processes or verification of student identity.

**High School Students: High school students are exempt from student tuition and fees. While high school students are not required to purchase textbooks, they are required to purchase personal and consumable learning resources and materials.