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Central Arizona Valley
Institute of Technology

Our Medical Assistant Program

Program Highlights


  • Be a driving force on a professional healthcare team delivering high quality patient care.
  • Experience and manage a medical clinic that offers wellness screening services to the community.
  • Perform medical office operations and deliver vital care services including blood draws and injections as well as assist in minor office surgeries.

Career Focus

  • Prepared for immediate employment as a medical assistant and further college medical assistant education.

    Entrance Requirements

    • Desire to work in the healthcare field.
    • Students should have an interest in providing patient care.
    • Steady physical activity is required and may consist of walking, standing, and assisting in moving patients and/or equipment.

    Related Career Specialties

    • Medical Assistant
    • Physician Assistant
    • Chiropractic Assistant
    • Insurance Biller
    • Coder
    • Lab Assistant
    • Physician
    • Surgeon
    • Family and General Practitioner
    • Registered Nurse
    • Nursing Assistant
    • Health Services Administrator
    • Home Health Aide

    Awards and Recognitions

    • Outstanding Program of the Year Award, Arizona ACTE Association
    • Gold Medal, Medical Assistant Contest, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2016
    • Bronze Medal, Public Service Announcement Contest, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2016
    • Gold Medal, Outstanding HOSA Chapter, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2016
    • Gold Medal, Medical Assisting Contest, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2015
    • Gold Medal, Community Service Contest, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2015
    • Gold Medal, Outstanding HOSA Chapter, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2015
    • Gold Medal, Medical Assisting Contest, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2014
    • Gold Medal, Health Education Contest, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2014
    • Gold Medal, Outstanding HOSA Chapter, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2014
    • Silver Medal, Interviewing Skills Contest, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2014
    • Bronze Medal, Public Service Announcement Contest, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2014
    • Tenth Place, Medical Assistant Contest, National HOSA Conference, 2013 
    • First Place in State, HOSA Medical Assistant Qualifying Test, 2013
    • Gold Medal, Medical Assistant Contest, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2013
    • Gold Medal, Outstanding HOSA Chapter, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2013
    • Silver Medal, Public Health Contest, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2013
    • Silver Medal, Public Service Announcement Contest, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2013
    • Silver Medal, Health Education Contest, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2013
    • Bronze Medal, Prepared Speaking Contest, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2013
    • Silver Medal, Interviewing Skills, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2012
    • Bronze Medal, Health Education, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2012
    • Gold Medal, Outstanding HOSA Chapter, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2012

    Program Length

    This program is designed to be completed in two years. CAVIT will award a certificate of completion to students successfully completing the two year program.

    Dual Enrollment Program of Study College Credit Available

    Through a Program of Study articulation agreement with Central Arizona College, students in the second year medical assistant class are eligible to earn free college credit. The college defines entrance requirements, which must be met before the college will grant credit. Students are responsible for meeting those requirements and completing a separate college admission process.

    Medical AssistantCAC Credits Available to Medical Assistant Students