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    Additional Application Requirements

    Program start: Summer (on-campus/hybrid), Spring (online/hybrid)
    Pre-requisites: Yes
    Program length: 4 quarters
    Number of students each start: 24 in Spring, 24 in Summer
    Contact: Rachael Thoen at or 509-533-8013
    Applications deadline: N/A
    Please note: Regarding COVID-19 concerns, the Medical Assistant Program is following strict guidelines and distancing requirements that allow both cohorts to be on campus for their required in-person laboratory hours, per accreditation requirements.

    The Medical Assistant Program enrolls off of an interest list, which is updated every quarter. Interested candidates should meet with an Allied Health Counselor to make sure they have met the prerequisite requirements. After meeting with an Allied Health Counselor, contact the SCC Registration Office at or 509-533-8860 to ensure they are appropriately added to this list for the upcoming cohort start for either spring or summer.


    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.