Medical Assisting Program Costs

Additional costs

NOTE: All costs listed below are estimates and subject to change. Tuition is established by the State Board of Community Colleges and the North Carolina General Assembly and is subject to change without notice.

Upfront costs
Uniform (one set top and bottom)
$40 - $80
Shoes (white nursing)
$40 - $60
Books and online access codes
$600 - $700 (first and second semesters)
$160 (third semester)
Additional second semester costs
Supplies for MED 140 class
(stethoscope and blood pressure cuff)
$50 - $100
Disposable lab coat for MED 150 class
$12 - $15
No cost
Clinical compliance requirements
AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers course
AHA Heartsaver First Aid course
CastleBranch online account document manager
Criminal background check
$37 - $42
Drug testing
Physical examination
$50 - $120
$300-$600 (depending on needed vaccinations; some students may already have required vaccinations)
Professional fees
Student membership in professional organization (optional)
$30 (paid to American Association of Medical Assistants)
CMA certification exam
$125 (paid to American Association of Medical Assistants)