Medical Assistant

Chemeketa's Medical Assistant Program prepares you for a wide range of duties in medical offices and other healthcare settings through hands-on laboratory, classroom and online learning as well as placement in clinics working directly with patients and healthcare professionals.

Program Information

  • Credit (but not financial aid eligible) limited enrollment certificate program
  • 3 term training program (9 months) beginning Spring term 2015.
  • There is no grant or financial aid for the Spring cohort unfortunately, so the student will be responsible for all costs.

Admission Requirements: You MUST meet these qualifications to be considered for admission into the Medical Assistant Program.

  • Completion with a grade "C" or better of  RD 090; or placement into RD 115 or higher on Chemeketa Placement test OR proof of an Associate's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Completion with a grade "C" or better of  MTH 020; or placement into MTH 060 or higher  on Chemeketa Placement test OR proof of an Associate's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Completion with a grade "C" or better of WR 080 or placement into WR 090 or higher on Chemeketa Placement test OR proof of an Associate's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Copy of High school diploma, GED, or high school transcripts showing completion
  • In order to be placed in a clinical facility, there are certain immunizations you must have documentation of AND you must pass a background and drug test.
  • Because this is a short term training program, it is condensed and meets for about 27 hours of face to face classroom time a week as well as about 4 hours online.  This is almost like a full time job so taking outside classes during this program is NOT recommended.
  • Computer knowledge required! Knowledge of online platforms like eLearn and email are required.