Medical Assisting

Program Overview

The Medical Assisting program is currently in the process of transitioning from a full-time accredited program to a non-accredited, but Registered Medical Assisting Apprenticeship program.  This new training model will significantly reduce the required traditional classroom training hours by emphasizing more hands-on, on-the-job training (OJT) hours.  The industry-recognized credential will shift from the current Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) to the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA).  The first student cohort under the new format is planned to start in the fall of 2024.

What You Will Learn

  • Medical Terminology

  • Medical Office Administration

  • Medical Assisting Clinical Skills

  • Medical Assistants Pharmacology

  • Anatomy & Physiology (Diseases and Disorders)

  • Medical Law and Ethics


Students have the opportunity to earn the following industry-recognized credentials

  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

Program Details

Students seeking the CCMA Apprenticeship program will first gain employment with a healthcare organization that is a member of the Central Ohio Healthcare Sector Partnership. The member employer will enroll the employee/student in the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Apprenticeship program to begin their OJT hours with the employer and related technical instruction (RTI) with Eastland-Fairfield Adult Workforce Development.  

The RTI will consist of 288 total hours. There will be 208 hours of traditional classroom and lab instruction and 80 hours of online instruction. One 8-hour class will be held each week for 26 weeks. The cost of the RTI will be paid through the employer.

Participating Partners

For a complete list of participating business partners, please email or call 614.836.4541, ext. 1537

Admission Requirements

  • Age 18 or older

  • Background check

  • High school diploma or GED

Health Record Requirements

Eastland-Fairfield Adult Workforce Development does not have healthcare or Work Keys requirements to register for this program.

Any healthcare or Work Keys requirements, if any, will be determined by the student's selected employer.

Equipment Requirements

All necessary technology is provided to students in each classroom and lab during normal class hours. Students who wish to access school email or Canvas (our learning management system) outside of normal class hours will need access to the internet and a personal device.

Program Cost

Tuition/Fees: TBD
* the cost of the program will be paid through the student's employer

Cost Per Clock Hour: TBD

Books/Supplies: TBD


Class Starts: 
August 2024

Class Schedule:

Estimated completion:
26 weeks (6 1/2 months)


Fairfield Career Center
3985 Coonpath Road NW
Carroll, OH 43112

Learn about your instructor

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Ms. Jodie Wilson, CMA (AAMA), AAS

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Contact Us!

Ms. Jodie Wilson
614.836.4531, ext. 1820
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Student Services
614.836.4541, ext. 1537
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