In this article, we will share a list of schools you can apply to that offer classes in medical assisting. We will not only list these New York schools alphabetically, but share details about tuition, program length, and how you can go about acquiring certification post-graduation.

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Below, we list the programs available in New York alphabetically. We do encourage you to bookmark this page to see if any schools on this list have been added or removed.

  • ASA College – Brooklyn, NY
    Medical Assisting Program
    81 Willoughby St
    Brooklyn, NY – 11201-5291

ASA College offers students two unique opportunities. The first is to enroll in a Medical Office Assisting with Medical Billing Certificate. At the end of this program, you will be eligible to become certified by the National Healthcare Association.

You can also earn a degree, as well. And if you go this route, you will be eligible to sit for the CMA examination.

This college offers students an A.A.S. degree in both Medical Assisting and Medical Administrative Assisting.

As it pertains to the former, students can expect to enroll in a 2 year program that will cost approximately $33,060 for tuition and other fees. On top of that, students are expected to pay the cost of textbooks and other supplies to the tune of $3,200.

As for the latter (Medical Administrative Assistant), this program will have the exact same prices, and is designed to also for two years.

Here, you can earn a certificate or an Associate’s degree in Medical Assisting. The difference between the two, aside from time required to be in school and the cost of the programs, is that a degree will give you the opportunity to put your credits towards earning a Bachelor’s Degree.

In addition to a Medical Assistant and Administrative Assistant degree, the Rochester campus (located in Greece, New York specifically), also features a Medical Office Assistant certificate program, as well. While the degree programs’ cost and length have been listed above, the tuition for the certificate program is just a 2-semester program. Unfortunately, prices for tuition and textbooks are not currently available.

Students at this Bryant and Stratton College campus can earn a diploma in Medical Office Assisting or a degree in Medical Assisting, the latter of which will take 2 years to earn.

The Certificate program at Elmira is a 12-month long program. The degree program, however, is 16-months long.

While the school doesn’t list the cost of the certificate program on their website, we do know that the degree program will cost $19,600 for tuition and fees—assuming you complete the program on-time. Textbooks and other supplies are an additional cost, however, and you should be prepared to pay $2,500 for those items, as well.

  • Erie Community College – Williamsville, NY
    Medical Assisting Program
    6205 Main St
    Bldg B – North Campus
    Williamsville, NY – 14221-8402

At the conclusion of the medical assistant program at Erie, students will be asked to participate in a practicum that lasts, at minimum, 160 clock hours. This will take place inside a doctor’s office and students will not be monetarily compensated.

After graduation, you may take the AAMA’s Certified Medical Assistant examination.

At the Everest Institute in Rochester, students can apply to the Associate’s degree program. The Rochester campus also offers students day and nighttime classes in an effort to be flexible to their student body.

The cost of tuition and fees is approximately $36,000. Then, textbooks and supplies are an additional $3,767. These numbers are based on students completing their training and education on a “normal” time frame.

  • Hunter Business School – Levittown, NY
    Medical Assisting Program
    3601 Hempstead Turnpike
    Levittown, NY – 11756

At Hunter Business School, students can apply to a diploma program that is designed to be 910 clock hours. Classes are available in the day, as well as at night. At the end of the course, students will partake in a 160 hour externship.

The medical assistant program overall will take you seven months to finish. Some students do take longer, however. The cost of tuition and other fees will be $13,440, while textbooks and more will cost $960.

  • Mandl School (Institutional with Surgical Technology)
    254 West 54th Street
    New York, NY 10019

If you want an Associate’s Degree (A.O.S.), Mandl might be the school for you. The program itself is 60 weeks long (a little over a year), and costs $24,675 for tuition and related fees. On top of that, you will be expected to pay the cost of textbooks and other supplies, which will come to $2,400.

Offering a Medical Office Administration program, students at NLBI will undergo a course that’s 1,200 hours in length, which does indeed include the externship. Students who graduate this program will be able to apply for entry-level jobs as a medical assistant, a clinical assistant, a Medical Biller, a Medical Receptionist and more.

This college provides a four-semester Associate’s degree program. The program does state that the course could take longer than four semesters to complete if begin during the spring semester.

Following successful completion of the course, students will be able to sit for the CMA examination,

  • Plaza College – Forest Hills, NY
    Medical Assisting Program
    118-35 Queens Blvd.
    Suite 105
    Forest Hills, NY – 11375

At Plaza College, students can partake in the school’s A.A.S. degree program for medical assisting. Tuition for the program will be $19,800, while books and supplies will be $3,000.

It should also be noted that you’ll have to pay a Medical fee, a Technology fee, and a Student fee on top of the tuition and textbook related fees.

At Poughkeepsie, students can enroll in one of three programs:

  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Billing and Coding

While the Binghamton campus doesn’t have a Medical Billing and Coding program, students are still able to apply and enroll in a Medical Assistant and Medical Administrative Assistant program.

St. Paul’s School of Nursing, both in the Queens/Rego Park campus and the Staten Island campus, offer medical assistant training.

The program itself is an Associate’s degree program. It takes students approximately 72 weeks to complete their training. School costs $24,160 (for tuition and fees) and then another $1,750 for textbooks and related supplies.

The medical assistant program at the State Island campus is similar to the Queens campus, but the pricing is a bit different. While students still attend the program for at least 72 weeks, tuition and other fees will cost $27,050 here (instead of $24,160 at the Queens campus).

Still, regardless of where you go, textbooks and other supplies are still estimated to cost you $1,750.

SUNY provides an A.A.S. degree program for medical assistant students. Like many other programs, your coursework will end with you participating in a 14 to 15-week externship at either a healthcare facility or a doctor’s office.

After school concludes, SUNY graduates are eligible to sit for the CMA examination, which is administered by the AAMA. Should you pass this exam, you will be a Certified Medical Assistant, which is nationally recognized across the country.

  • Trocaire College – Buffalo, NY
    Medical Assisting Program
    360 Choate Ave
    Buffalo, NY – 14220-2094

Capable of being completed either part-time or full-time, the medical assisting program at Trocaire College is an Associate’s Degree program. It will take you two years to complete the program.

  • Wood Tobe-Coburn School – New York, NY
    Medical Assisting Program
    8 E 40th St
    Room 201
    New York, NY – 10016-0102

At Wood Tobe-Coburn, students can earn either a diploma or an Associate’s Degree in medical assisting. The diploma program takes at least ten months to complete, while the degree program takes at least 16-months to finish.

How Much Does the Diploma Program Cost? Students can expect to pay $21,900 for tuition and other fees, as well as $1,883 for books and related supplies?

How Much Does the Degree Program Cost? The degree program costs $34,515 for tuition and fees. Students will also have to pay an additional $2,936 for textbooks and other supplies necessary for your course.

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.