Medical Assisting Schools in Newark, NJ with Degree Program Info

Jan 02, 2019

There are a few schools within 50 miles of Newark that have medical assisting programs. Read an overview of two of these schools' programs, requirements and admission info and find out which is the right one for you.

Newark Schools with Medical Assisting Programs

While there are no schools in Newark that have a medical assisting program, students can earn the education and training necessary to work in the field at a few schools within an hour of the city. This article explores two of those schools and their programs. It also contains a table that compares the two schools in areas such as total enrollment, tuition, acceptance rate and graduation rate.

  • About six miles from downtown Newark, Hudson County Community College offers an Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting.
  • Students at Warren County Community College, around 44 miles from Newark in Washington, offers a degree program in medical assisting.

Comparison of Schools

Individuals who are deciding on a school need access to facts about those institutions. This table presents information that can help them with the process.

Hudson County Community College Warren County Community College
School Type Two-year; public Two-year; public
Total Enrollment (2017) 8,864* 3,348*
Campus Setting Large city Fringe town
Tuition & Fees (2017-2018) $5,508 in-district, $9,558 in-state, $13,428 out-of-state* $4,590 in-district, $4,890 in-state, $5,490 out-of-state*
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Aid (2016-2017) 81%* 57%*
Acceptance Rate (2017) N/A - Open admissions* N/A - Open admissions*
Retention Rate (2016-2017) 58% for full-time students, 42% for part-time students* 70% for full-time students, 63% for part-time students*
Graduation Rate (students began studies in Fall 2014) 10%* 35%*

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics

Hudson County Community College

Students at Hudson County Community College have the option of pursuing an Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting, which is offered through the Allied Health Department. This department also offers programs in medical transcription, nursing, paramedic science and respiratory care.

Associate in Applied Science in Medical Assisting

In this medical assisting program, students work with qualified professionals to enhance their skill set and prepare for careers in medical facilities. Courses include anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, medical office procedures, clinical office procedures and legal aspects of health care. A 200-hour externship opportunity is also part of the program. Upon completion, graduates are qualified to take an examination to become a certified medical assistant.

Warren County Community College

The Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting is one of two health-related degrees offered by Warren County Community College. Students are prepared to sit for the national certification exam for medical assistants upon completion of this program.

Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting

The medical assisting certificate at Warren County Community College consists of 62 credits in general education and program-specific coursework. Students will take classes in pharmacology, medication administration, clinical assisting and medical office procedures. This is an extension of the non-credit certificate offered by the school, which is a 760-hour program covering anatomy, medical terminology, clinical assisting and medical law and ethics. It also includes an externship at a physician's office.

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