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Associate Degree

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    Candy Howard, Program Director

    Additional Application Requirements

    Program start: Summer (on campus, waitlist), Spring (hybrid, waitlist)
    Pre-requisites: Yes
    Program length: 4 quarters
    Number of students each start: 16 in Spring, 30 in Summer
    Contact: Candy Howard 509-533-8138
    Applications deadline: N/A
    Please note: Hybrid program for Spring start, online and in person required. Summer classes begin on campus.


    Do you want to play a critical role in assisting physicians and other healthcare professionals? If you are interested in one of the most in-demand careers in our region’s largest industry, our medical assistant program might be for you.

    Medical assistants provide a broad range of administrative and clinical duties. In this program, you will learn about scheduling and receiving patients, preparing and maintaining medical records, medical transcription and managing practice finances. You will also get intense, hands-on training to perform clinical duties, including taking vital signs and patient histories, managing infection control, assisting with examinations and treatments, collecting specimens and performing diagnostic tests.

    In the last quarter, you will get real experience in a clinical externship in a medical office. Medical assistants work in private practices, clinics, hospitals, medical labs and retirement communities.