Medical Assistant Specialist

Certificate – HEGIS Code 5214

The Medical Assistant Specialist program provides students with a foundation in both the administrative and clinical skills that medical assistants are expected to utilize in performing their basic job responsibilities. Upon graduation, students will be qualified to seek entry level employment as a medical assistant in a variety of health-care settings. Credits are transferable to the associate degree program, Medical Assistant Management.



The School of Allied Health at The College of Westchester serves as a leader in the education of innovative and responsible allied health professionals. These include graduates of our Medical Assistant Management and Health Information Management programs. The school, in response to the needs of the community and society, promotes excellence in healthcare services. Strong linkages with clinical educators and advisory council members of the healthcare community are essential to the success of our programs.

Estelle Coffino Estelle Coffino, MPA, BS, RRT, CPFT, CCMA
Program Director/Chairperson Allied Health

Course No.   Semester
OFT115 Emerging Information Technology 3
MED103 Medical Terminology & Human Systems 3
MED111 Healthcare Law and Ethics 3
MSC110 Human Biology* 3
MSC126 Anatomy and Physiology I 3
MSC131 Anatomy and Physiology II 3
MED208 Administrative Medical Practices 3
MSC207 Clinical Procedures/Asepsis 3
MSC209 Hematology/Phlebotomy 3
MSC211 Electrocardiography 3
OFT122 Office Applications: Microsoft Word & PowerPoint 3
  Total Major Credits 33
  *MSC110 & MSC126 courses also satisfy the General Education requirements.  
  Electives (1) 3
  Total Elective Credits 3
Course No.   Semester
ACC107 Financial Accounting I 3


Note: Students who have not previously passed 3 college credits of English Composition or passed the English Proficiency Test are required to take English Composition I as an elective.

This certificate is currently offered for Adult Division students only.

Certificate Medical Assistant Specialist Federal Program Disclosure Information - Adult Division