University of Northwestern Ohio

Medical Assistant Technology

Medical Assistants are talented and dedicated professionals who perform administrative and clinical tasks in hospitals, offices of physicians, chiropractors and medical specialists.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the medical assistant profession is projected to grow by more than 29% through 2026** – one of the fastest growing occupational fields!

UNOH has been successfully educating medical assistants since 1976. With no waiting list and a curriculum that includes externship experience, UNOH gives you an advantage when seeking a job. The Medical Assisting program is an excellent investment in your future.

To realize your maximum earning potential, you must first obtain the necessary certification. As a benefit to you, UNOH will cover the cost of your CMA exam fee, which is taken before you graduate.

Our curriculum allows students to perform administrative and clinical tasks including basic laboratory testing, drawing blood and instructing patients about medication.


  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Medical Terminology & Medical Coding
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Recordkeeping
  • Insurance Processing
  • Pharmacology
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Communication skills designed to enhance patient relations

of Medical Assistant Technology Graduates are Employed or Continuing Their Education

*Students in the Medical Assisting Program are required to undergo a criminal background check and provide proof of certain required immunizations prior to entering the externship phase of the program.

Upon graduation, you can be more involved in patient care which allows the Medical Assistant to follow the patient with their actual care from lab testing, to x-rays, to triage. Or you can be involved in the administrative side which allows the graduate to complete functions such as scheduling, billing, or even medical coding.

The Medical Assisting Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Medical Education Review Board (MAERB). (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, 727-210-2350,

**U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018,, viewed June 2019

Medical Assistant Technology Programs

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2023 Annual MAERB Report

Institution Name: University of Northwestern Ohio
City, State: Lima, OH
ID Number: 5757
Program Type: Associate Degree
Status: Submitted 2/8/2024
Year Job Placement Exam Passage # Graduates by Admission Year # Graduates by Year of Graduation
  >=60% >=60%    
2022 77.78% 71.43% 1 9
2021 75.00% 66.67% 8 8
2020 75.00% 66.67% 8 12
2019 70.00% 62.50% 12 10
2018 86.67% 71.43% 9 15
Cumulative 77.78% 68.18% 38 54