Medical Assistant Program (MDA)

Why Choose NPC's Medical Assistant Program (MDA)?

NPC offers thorough training in both the administrative and clinical functions required of today’s professional medical office assistant. Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other health practitioners. The NPC program meets or exceeds the Arizona State Board of Medical Examiners training requirements. You can be certain you are gaining the necessary knowledge to succeed in this rapidly growing field.
For your convenience, the program is offered at both the Little Colorado Campus in Winslow and the White Mountain Campus in Show Low. New externship opportunities exist in Holbrook, Show Low, Snowflake/Taylor, Springerville/Eagar and Winslow.

  • NPC has one of the lowest tuition rates in the entire state of Arizona. You will spend less while getting a quality education in this vital field.

About Our Program

This multi-faceted NPC program provides coursework in basic anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, as well as computer software applications that include word processing, medical transcription and insurance coding and billing.

Students also experience clinical laboratory training in:

  • phlebotomy
  • medication administration
  • electrocardiography
  • vital sign measurement
  • physical and specialty exam preparation
  • sterilization and disinfection

Degree/Certificate Options

Two options are available in the Medical Assistant program:

  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree - 64 credits
  • Certificate of Applied Science (CAS) - 36 credit

Students may be eligible to acquire the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) designation from the
American Medical Technologists
upon completion of the core requirements totaling more than 720 contact hours.

Note: The MDA degree and certificate program does NOT lead into the NPC nursing program.

Career Opportunities

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities for medical assistants should be excellent through the 2018 decade, particularly for those with formal training. The field is expected to grow 34 percent during this period as the health care industry expands due to technological advances combined with the growth and aging of the population. These factors create a need for medical assistants who handle both administrative and clinical duties.

Arizona mean annual earnings:
(May 2012, SOC 31.9093)

Contact Us

Cathy Reed, Secretary to the Dean

White Mountain Campus - Show Low
Ponderosa Center - Rm. 111

(800) 266-7845 ext. 6136
(928) 532-6790

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