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. This program is only offered at the Yamhill Valley Campus in McMinnville, OR.

Program Information

  • 38 Credit and financial aid eligible limited enrollment certificate program
  • 3 term training program (9 months) beginning Fall term 2015.
  • This program is now approved for financial aid!!

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 80/85 or 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.