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Medical Assistant Information Session

If you are interested in Brookdale’s Medical Assistant program, you should contact Scott Shanes at sshanes@brookdalecc.edu or 732-224-2011. You will learn about the program, prerequisite requirements, understand the job outlook, and learn the role of a Medical Assistant to see if this is the right career for you. This program will begin Tuesday, October 13th.


Medical Assistant Certification Program

Tina Shymko, RN BA CCRP CPEN CCT

Brookdale Community College is formally recognized by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), a national credentialing organization for allied health professionals. Learn to be proficient in all aspects of a medical office through lecture, lab practice, and clinical externship.

Areas of Study: Patient interaction, overview of front desk procedures, infection control, emergency procedures, phlebotomy, minor procedures, EKG and CPR certification.

Prepare to sit for the National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) certification exam and ECG exam through NCCT.

This program is 307 classroom/lab hours, 142 online hours, and 160 clinical externship hours. The exam fees are included in the course fee.

Prerequisites: (Instructions to access prerequisite forms will be emailed to you upon registration)

(Some forms are required prior to clinical):

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Copy of high school diploma or GED
  • Copy of clear criminal background check and drug screening (additional fee)
  • Copy of malpractice insurance face sheet (additional fee)
  • Physical exam, documentation of immunizations, 2 Step PPD, proof of Hepatitis B series, and
    Flu vaccine

Note: Navy scrubs required. 100% attendance required. An additional fee will be charged to students for class make-up hours.

Classes are a combination of Remote Live via Zoom & In-Person Classroom Instruction with an Off-Site Clinical Externship
Tues & Thurs, Oct 13th – May 27, 2021, 9:00am – 2:00pm – Wall Campus
(No Class Nov 26th, Dec 18th – January 4, 2021, Mar 11th)

Off-Site clinical: Jun 1st – Jul 23rd
NCMA Exam: TBD
Fee and Code: $6595, XMEDG 082 –textbooks & supply tote not included (approx. $560)
Textbooks and supply tote not included. Click here for the Textbook and Supply list.

A non-refundable deposit of $275 (which will be applied to your tuition) is required at the time of registration.

No online registration available.

Questions or additional information can be obtained by forwarding any inquiries to CPS Healthcare at 732-224-2007 or email cpshealthcare@brookdalecc.edu 

Please call 732-224-2315 to register. Registration for this program opens Monday, August 24th at 8:30 AM.

Financial Aid is available for this program if you qualify. If you are applying for financial aid, you must first contact Margaret Agha at 732-224-2302.


Click here to view a story that appeared on CBS News regarding our Medical Assistant program!


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