Course of Study
Program Length: 400 hours
For those preparing for both certifications, students must attend the BOCES Medical Assisting program for a total of 400 hours. Any hours missed above 30/semester must be made up at a prorated charge.
Students study full-time days. Complete in as few as four months. Classes meet Monday to Friday from 9 am to 2 pm at Wilson Tech’s Northport campus.
Clinical: Daytime clinical experience provided in local medical offices and clinics. Hours vary depending on the facility.
Administrative Office Techniques
Medical Laboratory Skills
Basic Blood Banking
Clinical Internship Hematology
Employment & Beyond
Centerport Family Medicine
Dix Hills Medical Associates
Dolan Family Health Center
Huntington Medical Group
Medicenter–Huntington, Northport & Massapequa
Nu Image Medical Associates
South Shore Medical Associates
STAT Health–Bayshore, Plainview, Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma, Sayville, Smithtown
Western Suffolk BOCES wants all students to succeed in the programs it offers. To earn a certificate of completion, BOCES has established the following criteria for both attendance and academic progress that students must meet in the program for Medical Assisting.
Joann Howell, CMA, BS, Instructor
Rosemary Nagler, RN, BS, MSNed, Assistant Principal
Cheryl Bruckner, Bursar, (631) 261-3600 x275
Diana Lang, Financial Aid, (631) 261-3600 x214
Advance Your Career with More Health Programs
Western Suffolk BOCES also offers four other full-time health programs. Medical assistants can advance their careers through BOCES’ Schools of Practical Nursing, Surgical Technology, and Diagnostic Medical Sonography as well as its Nurse Assisting program.
Other BOCES Services
Student counseling through the Career Center.
Child care facility is open to eligible students.
Classes are available to help students prepare for the TASC, high school equivalency examination (formerly GED®), or earn your high school diploma.