Medical Assistant Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) Degree

The medical industry has been one of the fastest growing industries in the 21st century. It has been reported that the employment of medical assistants is expected to grow rapidly as the health service industry expands. Bramson ORT College offers a program that provides graduates with a competitive edge and the necessary scientific knowledge to pursue careers in high-demand professions, such as Ultrasound Technician, Radiology Technician, Registered Nurse, and Physician's Assistant.

Students will receive intensive training in courses such as medical billing and coding, medical transcription, clinical procedures (including, but not limited to, capillary puncture, phlebotomy, EKG, and other analyses), laboratory procedures, pharmacology, anatomy and physiology, and medical law. All courses are taught by industry experienced and knowledgeable instructors (MDs and PhDs) in modern, fully-equipped laboratories. Furthermore, the program provides all the necessary skills needed to work in the industry, including special training for OSHA and HIPAA regulations; medical office risk management; and national certifications as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician and EKG Technician. Lastly, the program emphasizes strong hands-on training with a carefully monitored internship.

Credits obtained by students while in the Medical Assistant Program are transferable to four-year programs at other colleges and universities worldwide.

Program Summary Chart


Medical Assistant Associate Degree

Program Length:

63 semester credits

Entrance Dates:

Rolling Semesters


Queens & Brooklyn Campuses

Admission Requirements:

Admission Bramson ORT College's Medical Assistant Associate Degree Program is open to all students who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose with backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of studies.

Please visit the Admissions Office Site for the complete requirements. High School Diploma or High School Equivalency is required.


More Information
Medical and Natural Sciences Department
Bramson ORT College
69-30 Austin Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: 877-281-3717

Medical Assistant
45 Credits
Required Major Courses
AC111 Principles of Accounting I
3 Credits
CS100 Introduction to Computer and Information Technology
3 Credits
MD101 Clinical Procedures I
3 Credits
MD102 Laboratory Procedures
3 Credits
MD103 Pharmacology
3 Credits
MD104 Medical Intership
3 Credits
MD105 Clinical Procedures II
3 Credits
MD110 Intro to MOA and Medical Law
3 Credits
SC161 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
3 Credits
SC162 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
3 Credits
SS101 Keyboarding
3 Credits
SS106 Medical Transcription
3 Credits
SS120 Medical Billing and Coding
3 Credits
SS130 Medical Office Administration
3 Credits
SS204 Medical Terminology
3 Credits
Required Art and Sciences Courses
9 Credits
(General Education)
EN100 English Composition I
3 Credits
IL100 Information Literacy
2 Credits
JP100 Career Planning
1 Credits
Select one course out of the following:
MA120 Statistics
3 Credits
MA121 College Algebra And Trigonometry
3 Credits
MA125 Pre-Calculus I
3 Credits
MA130 Discrete Mathematics
3 Credits
Elective Art and Sciences Courses
9 Credits
General Education Courses (Select three)
9 Credits
Select credits from the list of liberal arts courses which are not required liberal arts.

Career Outlook

Recent graduates usually obtain entry-level, junior, or assistant positions and may advance with successful work experience, additional education, and participation in company sponsored training programs. Specific job descriptions vary greatly by industry, by the nature and size of the organization, and by level and include the following:

  • General Medical Assistant
  • Lab Medical Assistant
  • Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Phlebotomist
  • Medical Secretary
  • Outpatient Care Centers Medical Assistant
  • EKG Technician
  • Physicians Office Medical Assistant
  • Hospital Medical Assistant
  • Specialty Practitioner Office Medical Assistant
  • Colleges & Universities

  • Employment Opportunities

    Below you will find a table of average annual salaries for Medical Assistants. Salaries are listed by both position and industry/sector. These salaries have been provided by the U.S. Department of Labor and Bramson ORT College's Career Services Center.


    Average Salary

    Industry / Sector

    Medical Assistant


    Health Care and Social Assistance

    Medical Assistant


    Offices of Physicians

    Medical Assistant


    General Medical and Surgical Hospitals

    Medical Assistant


    Offices of Other Health Practitioners

    Medical Assistant


    Outpatient Care Centers

    Medical Assistant


    Colleges, Universities, & Professional Schools