If you are interested in Brookdale’s Medical Assistant program, please contact Scott Shanes at sshanes@brookdalecc.edu or 732-224-2011.


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, hepatitis B series, Flu vaccine & COVID-19 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

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
October 3 – April 10, 2023
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Lincroft Campus

No Class on the following dates:
November 24
December 19 – January 2, 2023
January 16, 2023
March 13-16, 2023

Off-site Clinical: April 11 – June 2, 2023

NHA Exam: TBD


Fee and code: $7,149, XMEDG 082 (includes NHA certification exam fee), textbook not included (Approx. $245)
Click here for the Textbook and Supply list.

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 cpshealthcare@brookdalecc.edu

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


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

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