The Medical Assisting (MA) degree/certificate program is designed to train students to work as a member of an ambulatory health care team, performing a broad range of clinical and administrative tasks under the supervision of a physician, physician’s assistant or nurse practitioner. Program space is limited and a special application process is required (see below). Students accepted in the MA degree and certificate programs take the same clinical training and administrative skill coursework. The degree requires additional general education/related instruction courses. Upon graduating from the MA degree or certificate program, students are eligible to take a national board exam to become Certified Medical Assistants with the CMA (AAMA) credential.