Our Program

*** Please attend one of our upcoming information sessions to learn about the application process, program expectations, and answer any questions you have!***
-Chemeketa Salem Campus- Wednesday June 1, 4:00-5:00 pm Bldg 8 room 112

Program Information

The Medical Assistant Program is three terms long (about 9 months) and will begin Fall term of 2016. It is only offered at the Yamhill Valley Campus in McMinnville, OR.

Program Tuition and Fee Cost (approximate)

Click HERE for a worksheet of total tuition and fees for the program. Note that this does not include cost for required program immunizations. This program is financial aid eligible.

Terms at a Glance

Term 1 Course Credits
PSY 104 Psychology in the Workplace 4
MTH 060 Introductory Algebra 4
WR 090 Fundamentals of Writing 4
*General education courses must be passed with a "C" or better; and should be taken before completion of the MED classes. Must complete all MED and general education classes to receive certificate of completion and apply for the NCCT license.
Students are encouraged to complete MTH060(or higher), PSY104, and WR090(or higher)prior to applying to the program. Completing these courses will increase chances of getting into the program.

Term 2 Course Credits
MED 124 Medical Assisting, Basic Procedures 4
MED 125 Medical Assisting, Advanced Procedures 5
MED 130 Medical Assisting, Practicum 5
*All courses taken concurrently

Term 3 Course Credits
MED 131 Medical Assisting Seminar 1
MED 132 Medical Assisting Clinical Practice 11
*240 hours in a clinic setting and one day a week on campus

Program Outcomes

While enrolled in the program, students will acquire American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR and first aid certification. Upon successful completion of this certificate program, you will be eligible to take the National Center for Competency Testing National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) exam, as well as the National Certified Phlebotomy Technician (NCPT) exam.