Medical Assisting Admissions

Medical Assisting Fall 2024 Application Criteria

Beginning May 10, 2024, A-B Tech will be accepting applications for the Fall 2024 Medical Assisting program. All requirements must be met to be added to the program’s eligibility list.

Admission Requirements

To be considered eligible for the Medical Assisting program, students must:

  • Have applied to or attended A-B Tech within the past year. Apply online.
  • Meet New Student Orientation requirements.
  • Demonstrate college placement in English and Math.
  • Meet with a Student Advisor to document eligibility and apply for the program. Students may come into the Bailey building anytime Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. for in-person services or schedule a virtual student advising appointment.

Questions? Contact our Student Advising Team at for assistance.

Please Note

  • Medical Assisting students are encouraged to complete Moodle Online Orientation prior to program start to encourage success in 100% online classes.
  • Students must complete a background check and drug screening through the college’s third-party vendor.
    • Directions for this process will be provided by the program upon acceptance.
    • As of January 1, 2002, applicants for the American Association of Medical Assisting Certification must have a criminal background check.
    • Do NOT obtain these from another source; they will not be accepted.
  • Students will be required to meet the safety standard for healthcare workers exposed to blood-borne pathogens. Meeting this standard includes attending the program training session offered in MED 138 or MED 140 and completing the HBV immunizations or signing the mandatory declination form. Failure to be properly immunized could result in exclusion from the externship component of the curriculum and non-completion of the program.
  • Medical Assisting students must have the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective abilities needed to perform all activities as outlined in the 2022 Standards and Guidelines for Medical Assisting Educational Programs. These abilities include, but are not limited to:
    • The visual acuity to identify cyanosis and absence of respiratory movement in a patient in an emergency situation
    • The hearing ability to understand the spoken word while using medical equipment
    • The speaking ability to be able to question the patient about his/her condition and to be able to relay information verbally to others
    • The physical ability to perform procedures related to patient care
    • The ability to interact with patients and others appropriately

For more information visit Medical Assisting.

Updated December 7, 2023