Our Program

The Medical Assistant Program is three terms long (about 9 months) and begins a new cohort of thirty students fall and spring term every year. 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 or the background/drug test needed after admission. This program is financial aid eligible.


Terms at a Glance

Term 1 (Pre-requisites) Course Credits
HM 120 Medical Terminology 1 3
MTH 060 (or higher) Introductory Algebra 4
PSY 104 (no substitutions) Workplace Psychology 4
WR 090 (or higher) Fundamentals of Writing 4
*General education courses must be passed with a "C" or better.
Students MUST complete "Term 1 classes-" HM 120, MTH060(or higher), PSY104, and WR090(or higher) prior to applying to 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 and must be passed with an 80% or higher
Sample Class schedule: Mon/Tues/Weds/Thur/Fri: 9:00am-3:00pm

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 BLS Provider CPR certification. Upon successful completion of this certificate program, students 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.

Students will also receive a certificate of completion in Medical Assisting from Chemeketa.