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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 American Association of Medical Assistants Certified Medical Assistant Certification exam.

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

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756

The medical assisting program at Davis Technical College (Kaysville, UT) has a retention rate of 88.9% for the admission cohort that entered in 2017.

Cost Summary

$45 Adult college admission fee
$539 High School Cost (estimated) | View details
$4,177 Student tuition and fees **
$808 Estimated books and materials *
$18 Certificate Processing Fee
Paid upon program completion

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Medical Assistant
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Cohort Start Dates
  • Apr 05, 2021 Limited Capacity
  • May 03, 2021 Limited Capacity
  • Jul 06, 2021 Not Yet Available for Scheduling

Admission Requirements


Secondary and post-secondary 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 17 years old to be enrolled in the Medical Assistant program
  • Complete assessment requirements as noted below:


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

  • Provide documentation of all required vaccinations
  • Take and pass a urine drug screen
  • 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 (Download/Print Assessment Requirements)
Accuplacer Next Generation Reading Score: 245 - 300
Alternate Documentation
Accuplacer Next Generation Math (Arithmetic) Score: 236 - 300
Alternate Documentation
30 wpm
  • 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’s 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)

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
  • Dixie State University

Program Faculty

  • Amanda Hollingsworth
  • Bachelor's degree from Walden University
  • 801-593-2476
  • Email
  • Dee Weaver
  • Master's Education, CMA from University of Phoenix
  • 801-593-2369
  • Email
  • Maricatherine Wilcox
  • Associate's Degree from Utah State University
  • Email

*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.

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Enrollment Steps


Complete college application and pay fee


Complete Placement Assessments
— if applicable —


Meet with Student Services for program instructions


Complete Orientation or Program Packet


Meet with Financial Aid Department (if appropriate)


Pay tuition and fees


Purchase textbooks and materials


Start classes