Medical Assistant

Frequently Asked Questions

The cost of resident tuition, books, student fees, uniforms, and the CMA exam is approximately $6500. Please see SLCC's Tuition and Fees table

The MA program takes 3 semesters, or 42 credit hours.

Yes, but it will take longer to complete the MA program because classes must be taken in sequence and a student must receive permission from the program coordinator.

The following MA program courses are taught online: MA 1100 Medical Terminology; MA 1300 Clinical Pharmacology; PSY 1100 Human Growth & Dev.


Students may go to Admissions for information about the admission process for the MA program.

Students are admitted to the MA program every Fall, Spring, and Summer semester.

20 seats are available per cohort.

There is no wait list for the MA program.

Every required immunization must be completed before applying to the MA program, except the following: Annual Influenza Vaccine, Hepatitis B Vaccine (student must have two of the three dose series upon application), Hepatitis A (highly recommended but not required). Students must have CPR and first aid certification before placement in a practicum site and graduation from the program.


Career Coach offers information on the career outlook and average pay for a Medical Assistant in Salt Lake County.

Financial Aid & Scholarship

Students can apply for financial aid by going to the Financial Aid webpage.