Medical Assistant School

(616) 264-1821

MPCPED 20095 Gilbert Rd. Suite B Big Rapids, MI 49307

Medical Assistant Course Details
Medical Assistant Course Details

Curriculum and Student Resources

On the Job Learning

At MPCPED Medical Assistant School, we use the NHA Medical Assistant CCMA study guide as our textbook resource and provide this required reading at no additional cost to our students! We prepare our students to be ready for their externship at week 14. All MPCPED students must complete their 80-hour externship at a local medical practice to receive their certificate of completion. Students will have the option of selecting an office to extern at or being placed at a local medical practice to complete the externship.

The options are:

  • Infection Control
  • Patient Intake
  • Vital Signs
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Neurology


  • Eye and Ear Care
  • Patient Scheduling
  • Orthopedic Medicine
  • Medication Administration
  • Pharmacology

What Do I Get After Graduation?

You will be a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) upon completion of the course and passing the national exam, which is through National Healthcareer Association (NHA). You will be able to practice as a CCMA anywhere in the United States with this certification!

Ready to get started? We’re here to ensure you have all the proper resources and requirements prior to enrollment, so you feel prepared to jump into your new career with confidence! Here’s what you’ll need:

We can accept a U.S. high school diploma or GED, or U.S. college transcript with your high school graduation date.
You must be at least 17 years old. If you’re under 18, we will require written permission from a parent or legal guardian in order to enroll.
This can be your Social Security Number, or a TIN with a valid work permit.

Questions about any of these? Call our Admissions team and see if there is another option for you!

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