As health care continues to expand, Medical Assisting is expected to be one of the fastest-growing health care professions. You can become a part of this dynamic field in one short year by attending the nationally accredited program at Salt Lake Community College. Students work with a variety of state-of-the-art equipment including automated blood cell counters, Picillo chemistry analyzer, CR, and DR x-ray machines, interpretive ECG machines, and Holter monitors. Our small class sizes and highly knowledgeable and experienced faculty and staff offer you a collaborative, exciting learning environment where you'll acquire the skills you need to succeed in this field.

As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared to successfully pass both the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA (AAMA)) national certification exam administered by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), and the Licensed Radiologic Practical Technician (LRPT) exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). You will be of immediate value and in high demand to physician/providers, specialty clinics, urgent care facilities, hospitals and multi-specialty health maintenance facilities.

For academic year 2019-2020, there will be Monthly Presentation Sessions on Allied Health and Health Professions programs. April and May sessions have been cancelled due to COVID-19. For quick review of program view the program's One Sheet.

 For the Fall 2019 cohort, classes will be held in the evenings only.  Part-time also available.  Apply here

Program Contacts

For program and admission information or questions, contact the Academic/Career Advisor below.

Academic/Career Advising

Nicolas Zarazúa
Jordan Campus
Health Sciences Building, Room 047
Phone: 801-957-4383

Program Coordinator/Assistant Professor

Dr. Angela Belnap DHPE, M.S., CMA(AAMA)
Jordan Campus
Health Sciences Building, Room 126
Phone: 801-957-6261

Placement and Graduation Statistics

Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB)

The Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CCAAHEP) which requires an annual report that includes the outcomes that provides valuable information on the Medical Assistant  program and its successes. Accreditation is a public status; therefore, the outcomes are part of the story that the Medical Assistant program shares with the public.

The Medical Assistant program at SLCC has a job placement rate of 97% for 2018 and 95% for 2019.

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