Medical Assistant

FAQs

Program Questions

Q: How much does the MA program cost?

A: Regular tuition, books, student fees, uniforms, and the CMA exam is approximately $5200 total.

Q: How long does the MA program take to complete?

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

 

Q: Can I take the MA program part time?
A: Yes, but it will take longer to complete the MA program because classes must be taken in sequence.

Q: What MA program courses are taught online?

A: The following MA program courses are taught online: MA 1100 Medical Terminology; MA 1300 Clinical Pharmacology; PSY 1100 Human Growth & Dev. You may go to the following SLCC Class Schedule link to see all SLCC online classes.

Q: What days and times are the courses for the MA program?

A: MA courses are taught from about 9am until about 9pm, all days of the week, except Sunday. You may go to the following SLCC Class Schedule link to get specific days and times for MA program courses.

Admissions Questions

Q: What is the admission process for the MA program?

A: Students may go to the Admission Process link to see the admission process for the MA program.

Q: How often are students admitted to the MA program?

A: Students are admitted to the MA program every Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

Q: How many seats are available per cohort?

A: 20 seats are available per cohort.

Q: Is there a waitlist for the MA program?

A: There is no waitlist for the MA program.
Q: Do all the immunizations and CPR Certification need to be completed before applying to the MA program?
A: Every immunization on the MA Immunization Form 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 Questions
Q: What is the career outlook and average pay for a Medical Assistant?
A: The following link will provide the career outlook and average pay for a Medical Assistant in Salt Lake County.

Financial Aid & Scholarship Questions
Q: How can I apply for Financial Aid?
A: Students can apply for financial aid by going to the Financial Aid webpage.
Q: How can I apply for scholarships and/or tuition waivers?
A: Students may go to the SLCC Scholarships & Tuition Waivers webpage, or the Financial Aid & Scholarships link for Division of Allied Health programs.