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Medical Assisting

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Median Medical Assistants salary in Indiana
Annual Medical Assisting Salary Range
$31,537 - $49,257
Wage data taken from U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates: Indiana. (2021).

Ivy Tech Medical Assisting Program

The Medical Assisting program at Ivy Tech offers exciting, hands-on learning where student simulations are as “real-life” as possible. Students in the program get to learn from faculty who are credentialed and have real experience in the field.  In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in an externship in the community.

Classes will focus on patient care, venipuncture, electrocardiogram, vital signs, injections, medical coding, electronic charting and medical records. Students will learn in a variety of settings, including a computer lab, phlebotomy lab, laboratory skills lab, and clinical skills lab with two fully functioning patient exam rooms. This training prepares students to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant certification exam through the American Association of Medical Assistants, which is becoming a credential requirement for most employers.

The Medical Assisting program is a selective program (varies by campus). When you apply to the college, you will be accepted into the undeclared program while you complete the prerequisite requirements. The Medical Assisting program accepts a limited number of students each year and there is a separate application process. Contact your campus of interest below for more details.

In addition to meeting the requirements outlined in the Essential Functions, students who are admitted to the program will be required to pay for and submit to a criminal background check, drug testing and physical exam.  The details and process will be provided at an orientation.  Please contact the program faculty for more detailed information and learn how to apply

Our Graduates

Graduates of the Medical Assisting program are highly sought after with some hospitals and doctors’ offices refusing to hire anyone but Ivy Tech graduates. Most of our students enter the workforce after graduation into ambulatory care settings,.

Next Level Jobs

Indiana Next Level Jobs

You may be eligible for a free certificate offered through this degree program. Learn more.

Transfer Partners

If you would like to continue your education after completing your Ivy Tech degree, we have several four-year transfer partnerships in place. Talk to your transfer advocate for more information about transfer opportunities!

Application Information

Program Requirements - Medical Assisting

Application Link

Need Help?

Visit the Nursing and Limited Enrollment Health Sciences Programs information page.

Degrees & Certificates

Please select from our list of certificates, technical certificates, and degrees below for class and location information. More information is available on each degree and certificate option in the dropdown above.

Academic Catalog: Review the program degree requirements and course descriptions.

Technical Certificate

Technical Certificate
(39 credit hours = 3 semesters)


Medical Office Administration
(18 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Medical Scribe Professional
(18 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Outpatient Insurance Coding
(18 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Short-Term Certificates

CCMA Development Prep
(6 credit hours = 1 semester)


Associate of Applied Science
(60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

When applying to the college you should select “Healthcare Spec Medical As” as your desired program of study and “Associate of Applied Science” as your intended program degree.  You will be accepted into Healthcare Specialist  with a concentration in Medical Assisting while you complete the prerequisite requirements.   

NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Completion Guide

Completion guides provide the recommended path to graduation, broken out by 8-week term. Courses are also numbered to show an overall number for students taking fewer classes at a time. Please consult with your advisor to determine which classes are the best option for you to take.

Desired Title (Medical Assisting)

Program Locations and Outcomes

The Medical Assisting program is offered at the Ivy Tech campuses above.

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
(800) 621-7440

Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
The Medical Assisting Technical Certificate and/or Associates of Applied Science degree Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
9355 – 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
(727) 210-2350

Ivy Tech Community College Medical Assistant Program Goal: To prepare competent entry level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.