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Some continuing education courses are eligible for scholarship funding.
Please contact the NCWorks Career Center at (828) 694-1755 for more information.


Course Description:

The Medical Assistant Prep Review Course is designed for individuals who have been performing work duties that align with the role of a Medical Assistant in the areas of Administrative, Clinical and Laboratory services. This course will prepare the individual to sit for the National CCMA Certification Exam with the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Blue Ridge Community College is an approved NHA test site. The individual must currently be working as a Medical Assistant, or have worked as a Medical Assistant within the past 5 years. The individual must have a minimum of 1-year work experience.

Enrollment requirements:

1. The student must be 18 years old.

2. IDs required on the first day of class (names must match on both):

a. A Signed Social Security Card (paper card, non-laminated), or letter from Social Security Office stating that card has been requested.

b. Current Driver’s License or government-issued picture ID.

c. High school diploma or GED.

d. The student must provide a letter from an employer stating that they have worked as a Medical Assistant supervised in a healthcare setting for a minimum of one year. The letter must be documented on the employer’s letterhead.

3. You will register for the course when you view the course schedule below.

4. A statement will be signed the first day of class to confirm that the student received and reviewed the Student Handbook.

Course schedule:

View Medical Assistant Prep / Review Course Schedule

View Registration Information – Allied Health Programs


Contact Us

Blue Ridge Community College
Allied Health Program Office and Registration:

Heather Stewart
Chair of Allied Health Programs
(828) 694-1761

Sheila Merrill
Allied Health Program Specialist and Registration
(828) 694-1748

Technical Standards

Students enrolling in these programs must meet specific emotional, behavioral, physical, and cognitive standards. This information is found in Technical Standards. Students qualifying for special accommodations to these standards must contact Student Accessibility Services at (828) 694-1813 for more information.