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Medical Assistant Information Session

If you are interested in Brookdale’s Medical Assistant program, you should attend the following information session:

Click here to register on eventbrite: Thursday, January 20th, 6:00 pm

Medical Assistant Certification Program

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 Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certification exam through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

This program is 345 classroom/lab hours, 121 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 placement
Mon, Tue & Thu, February 14 – August 2, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm – Lincroft Campus
(No Class May 30 – June 2, July 4)
Off-site clinical: August 3 – September 28

Fee and Code: $6995, XMEDG 082, (includes NHA certification exam fee), 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.

To register or learn about our possible payment plans please call 732-224-2315.
No online registration available.

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

Financial Aid is available for this program if you qualify. If you are applying for financial aid, you must first contact Joyce Cosentino at or 732-224-2140.

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

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