Medical assistants perform clinical and clerical tasks that keep the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors and optometrists running smoothly. 

Depending on the size of the practice and state regulations, medical assistants may focus on clinical tasks such as taking medical histories and vital signs, assisting during examinations or procedures, and collecting or preparing laboratory specimens. In other practices, medical assistants deal with the administrative end of the office by answering telephones, scheduling appointments, handling insurance forms and billing, purchasing equipment and supplies, and more.

The program offers a one-year certificate as well as Associate Degrees. Of course, you may choose to further your education beyond LCCC through our University Partnership or transfer programs

Medical Assisting Programs at LCCC

One-Year Certificates:

Medical Assisting

Associate Degrees:

Medical Assisting – Administrative Focus

Medical Assisting – Clinical Focus


University Partnership Programs

Our Medical Assisting Program courses may transfer to these university partnership programs:

  Certificate in Health Care Management from Youngstown State University

   Bachelor of Science in Applied Science in Allied Health from Youngstown State University 

  Bachelor of Science in Applied Science with a Public Health major from Youngstown State University

  Master of Health and Human Services from Youngstown State University

Transfer to another college or university

LCCC is a great place to start. You can complete the first years of your education at LCCC at our lower tuition rate and then transfer your credits to another college or university to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

  Learn more about how to transfer LCCC credits to another college or university

Getting started while you’re still in high school

You don’t have to wait to graduate from high school to start earning college credit.

The College Credit Plus program offers you an opportunity to earn college credit as early as seventh grade. Courses are frequently offered on-site at local high schools. Students may also have the option of taking LCCC classes online or on our campus. Classes taken through CCP count for both high school and college credit and are FREE for most students. 

The MyUniversity program, a unique partnership between LCCC and area high schools, provides a pathway for high school students to the full college experience – starting in high school!

   Learn more about earning college credit in high school.