Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant Certification Program

If you are interested in Brookdale’s Medical Assistant program, please contact Scott Shanes at 732-224-2011 or You will learn about the program, prerequisite requirements, required documentation, understand the job outlook, and learn the role of a Medical Assistant to see if this is the right career for you. The program starts May 7, 2019.

Newly expanded to include Mental Health First Aid Certification
Students can now be eligible for 3 college credits!

Brookdale Community College is formally recognized by American Medical Technologists (AMT), a national certification agency 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, infection control, scheduling, insurance billing, emergency procedures, phlebotomy, minor procedures, EKG and CPR certification. Students will now receive the newly added Mental Health First Aid certification. With this certification you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situation, and where to turn for help. The Medical Terminology portion of the class will correspond to the college credit course. Students can earn 3 credit upon successful completion of the program.

Prepare to sit for the Registered Medical Assistant certification exam through American Medical Technologists (AMT) and the ECG exam through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT).

This program is 169 online hours, 432 classroom/lab hours and 160 clinical externship hours. The exam fees are included in the course fee. Online topics include Medical Terminology, Medical Math, Business Writing and Accounting Fundamentals.

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

(Some forms are required prior to clinical):

  • Copy of high school diploma, GED or signed statement
  • 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.

Class: Tues, Wed & Thurs, May 7, 2019 – Feb 6, 2020, 5:30-9:30 pm, Freehold Campus
(no class Jul 2, 3 & 4, Nov 27, 28, Dec 24 – Jan 2, 2020)
Clinical: February 7 – March 23, 2020, 160 hours based on office schedule
Exam: Wed, March 25, 2020, 9 am – 1 pm (Testing Center, Lincroft)
Fee and Code: $7995, plus textbooks, supply tote (approximately $560), XMEDG 082
No online registration available.

For further information contact 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 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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