Our Program

Program Information

** Please attend one of our upcoming information sessions where we talk about the application and scoring process, what it's like to be a medical assistant, and answer any questions you might have!**
-Salem Campus: January 25th, 2017 3:00-4:00pm. Bldg 8 Room 201

The Medical Assistant Program is three terms long (about 9 months) and will begin a new cohort Spring term 2017. It is only offered at the Yamhill Valley Campus in McMinnville, OR. Students who are admitted to the program will begin taking "Term 2" or all the medical classes spring term 2017. So each time the program starts, all incoming students will take only the medical specific classes.

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.