In this article, you will discover what medical assistant programs inside Connecticut are available for students to attend. You’ll also learn how much these schools cost, roughly how long they last, and whether they will provide you with a certificate or an Associate’s degree upon successful completion of the program.
What Medical Assistant School Should You Choose?
The schools we list for you below not only will include a brief summary of what you can expect from the program itself, but some will also include contact information for the school itself too.
- Branford Hall Career Institute – Branford, CT
Branford Hall provides its students with what it terms a “Professional Medical Assistant” program. And while specifics pertaining to the cost of the program, or its length, is not currently available on the schools website, we do know that an externship is required at the conclusion of the program.
For those that may not know, an externship allows a student to apply their learned skills from the course in a professional (and to be specific, a clinical) setting such as a hospital or health clinic. Externships are supervised, as well.
35 North Main Street
Southington, CT 06489
Phone: (860) 276-0600
Fax: (860) 276-0611
Brandford Hall provides medical assistant training at multiple campuses in Connecticut, and Southington is one of them.
What’s great about the Southington campus, and all their campuses, is that the school doesn’t stop aiding you once you graduate. In fact, if you visit their Career Services, they will help you great a strong resume and cover letter, help you with your interview techniques, and overall prepare you to get a job.
995 Day Hill Road
Windsor, CT 06095
Phone: (860) 683-4900
Fax: (860) 683-4901
Another benefit to attending any of the three Connecticut campuses at Branford is that, once you graduate, you are eligible to take the Certified Medical Assistant exam, offered by the AAMA, or the Registered Medical Assistant exam, which is provided by the AMT.
- Capital Community College – Hartford, CT
Capital Community College offers you the ability to pursue a certificate or an Associate of Applied Science degree in medical assisting. Upon gradution, you will be eligible to either become a certified or registered medical assistant (AAMA or AMT, respectively).
One Riverside Drive
East Hartford, CT 06118
Phone: (860) 528-4111
Fax: (860) 291-9550
Goodwin College offers students an ability to earn a degree in medical assisting. You can also get out of school a bit faster by studying to get a certificate instead. At the conclusion, Goodwin requires students to participate in an internship. At most schools, it’s often called an “externship.”
Regardless, at your internship, students will be able to put into practice their training and education—but for the first time, they’ll likely be working in a hospital or clinical setting.
- Lincoln College of New England – Southington, CT
Lincoln College of New England provides a certificate for medical assisting.
- Northwestern Connecticut Community College – Winsted, CT
Here, you can earn a medical assisting certificate, or opt to stay in school longer to earn a degree. Some of your program requirements may include Clinical Lab Procedures, Principles of Pharmacology, Healthcare Insurance, and much more.
- Norwalk Community College – Norwalk, CT
If you are a new student to Norwalk Community College, you must pay a $20.00 application fee. There are several different application requirements to be able to enter the NCC’s medical assisting school, and one of them is that you must score a 39 or higher on the TEAS or Test of Essential Academic Skills.
At the conclusion of the program, you will earn a Medical Assistance Certificate.
- Porter and Chester Institute – Enfield
132 Weymouth Road
Enfield, CT 06082
Phone: (860) 741-2561
Fax: (860) 741-0234
Porter and Chester Institute offers medical assistant schools in Connecticut, as well as Massachusetts. In CT, the program provides training and education at five different campuses.
The program is designed to last nine months, though students can sometimes find themselves staying in school longer.
30 Waterchase Drive
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Phone: (860) 529-2519
Fax: (860) 563-2595
Porter and Chester provides great hands-on training during their nine month program. It will equip you with the skills you need on the job, and once you begin your externship, you will be able to use your skills in practical work environment.
670 Lordship Boulevard
Stratford, CT 06615
Phone: (203) 375-4463
Fax: (203) 375-5285
At the Stratford campus, you’ll learn how to schedule patient appointments, keep records in EHR or the Electronic Health Record, and process claims by insurers.
320 Sylvan Lake Road
Watertown, CT 06779
Phone: (860) 274-9294
Fax: (860) 274-3075
The Watertown campus will teach you how to draw blood, perform electrocardiograms, perform proper lab duties, schedule appointments and much more.
221 West Main Street
Branford, CT 06405
Phone: (203) 315-1060
Fax: (203) 315-1065
Porter and Chester Institute promises that their instructors care about their students. It’s not just a job—they genuinely care. They want you to reach your potential and will do everything they can to help you become the best medical assistant possible.
- Quinebaug Valley Community College – Danielson, CT
Students at Quinebaug Valley provide students an Associate’s degree. In order to be enrolled in the program, you will need to meet a variety of different requirements. One such requirement, for instance, is to have proper immunizations. Therefore, you will need to provide proof of a recent examination that included inoculations against diseases like MMR, tetanus, and Hepatitis B.
- Ridley-Lowell Business and Technical College – New London, CT
Ridley-Lowell understands that students learn best by getting hands on experience. So they’ve structured your program where you’re not just watching and learning, but “doing.” Your training is essentially designed to simulate the daily duties a real medical assistant will encounter in a medical office setting.
- St Vincent’s College – Bridgeport, CT
The medical assistant program offered at St. Vincent’s College offers both day and night classes. The program itself will be 30 credits and upon graduation you will receive a Certificate in Medical Assisting.
To top it off, once you graduate, you will then be eligible to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant Examination.
- Stone Academy – West Haven, CT
Stone Academy has been providing an education to students in Connecticut since 1864. According the school’s website, the median salary for medical assistants in Connecticut is $35,512. Medical assistants tend to work inside hospitals and physician’s offices.
Not only is financial aid available at the school, but students have the flexibility to attend school during both the day and nighttime.
101 Peirpont Road
Waterbury, CT 06514
Phone: (203) 756-5500
Fax: (203) 596-1455
Not only is financial aid available at the school (and all Stone Academy campuses), but students have the flexibility to attend school during both the day and nighttime.
745 Burnside Avenue
East Hartford, CT 06108
Phone: (860) 569-0618
Fax: (860) 569-0829
At East Hartford, as well as all the Stone Academy programs, students are often in school for ten months. Then, an additional two months is necessarily to properly complete the externship program. The externship is a graded program that requires 160 hours of the student’s time and commitment.
Graduates of this program can sit for the Certified Medical Exam, registration through the AMT, or the Certified Phlebotomy examination.
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Disclaimer: All information, statistics, data, guidelines, and requirements regarding each school or program listed above was originally found on the respective school or program’s official website in 2014 and can often be estimates. Any or all schools or programs can change their information, statistics, data, guidelines, or requirements at any time without warning. While we do our best to keep information on this page up-to-date, some or all information listed above may have changed or may no longer be accurate. Please do you own due diligence and research before inquiring about or applying to any school or program.