Medical Assisting

What It's About


The Medical Assisting program prepares students to be allied health professionals. Students will learn to perform routine clinical and administrative tasks that keep medical facilities running smoothly. Students will also learn interpersonal skills to work with medical personnel and patients. Students develop skills to put patients at ease, explain physician’s instructions, respect the confidential nature of medical information and perform all duties with a high level of professionalism. Students will participate in clinics throughout the two years, focusing on body systems, patient screenings and clinical assisting skills. Students will also participate in internships with medical facilities throughout their second year in the program.

  • A student grabbing a medical thermometer.
  • A student giving blood
  • Two students smiling for a photo
  • A student taking another's temperature.

Things You Get To Do

  • Participate in Blood drives
  • Volunteer for Special Olympics
  • Engage in Hospice Activities
  • Participate in Community Health Fairs
  • Present at Career Days

Where It Can Lead

  • Medical, Dental or Surgical Assistants
  • EKG Technician
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Phlebotomist
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Lab Tech
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Radiology Technician
  • Certified Physical or Occupational Therapist
  • Health Information Specialist/Coder

What You Can Earn

  • New York State Technical Endorsement on High School Diploma
  • CPR Certification
  • First Aid Certification
  • National Medical Assistant Certification

Go To College With Credits

  • Erie Community College
  • Jamestown Community College
  • Pittsburgh Technical Institute

Where It's Held

  • Career and Technical Education Center at Belmont
    5536 County Route 48, Belmont, NY 14813 | 716-376-8326
  • Career and Technical Education Center at Ellicottville
    5550 Route 242 E. Ellicottville, NY 14731-0690 | 716-376-8300