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Salt Lake Technical College

Clinical Medical Assisting (KCM3)

The Clinical Medical Assisting Program will provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to competently perform the duties of a medical assistant as defined by local and national standards and be prepared to complete a national certification exam. Medical assistants are trained primarily to work in doctors’ offices and other ambulatory care clinics as an integral member of the allied health care delivery team.  

Students will be trained in both the administrative and clinical areas of medical assisting so that they may work to keep the offices and clinics of numerous health professionals running smoothly under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician. The curriculum will allow the students to gain competency in cognitive, psychomotor and affective competencies. The program will be offered in a flexible open-entry / open-exit format.

Certificate of Completion: 910 Hours

Occupations in this area.

For state and national occupation information, visit O*Net Online and enter the following O*Net code(s):

  • 31-9092.00 - Medical Assistants

Required Courses (910 Clock Hours)

Clock Hours
Course KAOS 0170
Title Computer Concepts
Clock Hours 30
Semester A
Course KCMA 0105
Title Working in the Health Care Environment
Clock Hours 70
Semester A
Course KCMA 0065
Title Medical Office Communications & Records
Clock Hours 55
Semester A
Course KCMA 0115
Title Medical Assisting Procedures 1
Clock Hours 95
Semester A
Course KCMA 0125
Title Medical Assisting Procedures 2
Clock Hours 60
Semester A
Course KCMA 0135
Title Medical Assisting Procedures 3
Clock Hours 110
Semester A
Course KCMA 0165
Title Introduction to Insurance and Billing Procedures
Clock Hours 40
Semester A
Course KCMA 0200
Title Assist with Office Procedures
Clock Hours 220
Semester A
Course KCMA 0420
Title Final Review & Certification Prep
Clock Hours 10
Semester A
Course KAOS 0300
Title Customer Relations
Clock Hours 40
Semester A
Course KWRK 0515
Title Job Seeking Skills
Clock Hours 15
Semester A
Course KCMA 0431
Title Medical Assisting Externship
Clock Hours 165
Semester A


Clock Hours
Course KCLA 0060
Title Fundamental Phlebotomy
Clock Hours 80
Semester A
Prerequisite Completion of CNA Program or Utah CNA License

Tuition and Fees

  • Application Fee: $20.00
  • Tuition: $2,229.50
  • Student Fees: $145.60
  • Lab Fees: $135.00
  • Books/Supplies: $521.00 - Books required for the first day in the healthcare classroom – ask your advisor when this will happen

Total Estimated Cost: $3,051.10 (subject to change without notice)

Associated Costs not payable to the College

(see Requirements below)

  • Background check: $29.00
  • Drug Screen: $35.00 - at SLCC approved site
  • Immunizations compliance: $15.00 (Immunization costs will vary; see local clinic or SLCC Health and Wellness Services)
  • National Center for Competency Testing Certification exam: $90.00

Available Class Schedules

Jordan Campus
3491 W 9000 S, JHS 011
West Jordan, UT 84088

Mon-Thu 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Mon-Thu 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mon-Thu 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Financial Aid

  • Pell
  • Please contact SLCC Veterans Services for VA Educational Benefits


16 years old at enrollment; 18 years old at externship; 18 years old for occupation and certification

CASAS Test or TRANSCRIPT (Basic Skills Assessment):

  • Reading: 10.0
  • Math: 8.0
  • Keyboarding speed of 40 CWPM (correct words per minute) on a 5 minute timing
  • Student must have a high school diploma or GED to be eligible to sit for the national certification exam that is a required component of this program.

Need a little help with Reading, Math, or keyboarding? Academic Readiness courses will get you up to speed!


  • Hepatitis B (proof of three dose vaccination or proof of immunity by titer).  * Student may start the KCM3 program with proof of first dose of Hepatitis B vaccination, but must be completed prior to externship.
  • MMR (proof of two dose vaccination or proof of immunity by titer) 
  • 2-step PPD or Quanti​FERON-TB – this requires two separate Tuberculin skin tests with negative results or Quantiferon blood test with negative result ​completed within the past year. If a positive result is given, proof of a current chest x-ray with a negative result. 
  • Varicella (Chickenpox) - (proof of two dose vaccination or proof of immunity by titer). A letter from the physician stating childhood exposure will not be accepted. 
  • TDaP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) given within the past 10 years
  • Influenza (given October 1 - March 31) – required yearly
  • Covid immunization (highly recommended) – Proof of full immunization is required by most clinical sites. If not immunized, a face shield and mask must be worn at all times during the clinical shifts.
*Note: Clinical sites may have additional requirements to be met for externship placement

Background Check, Drug Screening and Immunizations Compliance

The School of Applied Technology has contracted the services from American DataBank (ADB) through its comprehensive tool for student screening, immunizations and compliance. This tool, named Complio, is configured to screen for each of the items listed above based on SAT requirements. Students need to create an account with Complio and SLCC will be notified when compliance has been met.

Ready to get started? Visit the admissions page for instructions and steps to follow for enrollment!



Certificates Earned within the Program

  • American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR
  • American Heart Association First Aid

Certificates for which Students May Prepare for upon Program Completion

  • National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) – National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA)
  • American Medical Technologists (AMT) – Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)
  • American Association of Medical Assistants Test (AAMA) Eligibility Pilot Program – Certified Medical Assistant (CMA AAMA)
(Additional fees and experience may apply)


This program is offered in a Competency Based Education (CBE) format. It is divided into several payment periods consisting of 7-weeks in duration for Full-time students, or 14-weeks in duration for Part-time students, except for the final one which is variable in length. This allows students to accelerate and complete as many courses as they can within each of those time periods while the tuition and fees remain fixed. Students will be expected to invest a minimum of 24 hours per week for Full-time students (if using a Pell grant or VA funding), or a minimum of 12 hours per week for Part-time students, on completing coursework. Students will enroll in each course according to the established sequence in the catalog.

Students who only need one or more courses for purposes other than earning a certificate for a full program of study may enroll for Personalized Professional Training (PPT) courses, available in select program areas.

Students receiving Federal Financial Aid or VA funding please contact your academic advisor for specific information regarding eligibility.


Includes CPR and First Aid.

Students need a USB Flash Drive and headphones for the first day of class.


Ready to get started?

  • For more information about this program, please contact us.
  • Start the application process here.
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