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Medical Assisting Course Sequence

See the classes you should take each term to complete the Medical Assisting certificate.

Medical Assisting Course Sequence

Getting Started

This is a three-term program with special admission requirements and enrollment limits. The first step to entering this program is to take part in an assessment process which includes taking the college’s free placement test and meeting with Chemeketa’s Advising and First Year Programs staff. You may need to complete program entry requirements. Then your advisor will help you develop an individualized program of study to meet prerequisite application requirements.

Entry Requirements
CourseTitleCredit Hours
MTH020 Basic Mathematics (or higher) 4
RD090 College Textbook Reading (or higher) 3

Prior to program entry, students must also pass a criminal background check and drug test (pursuant to OAR 855-010-0045). Clinical sites may also require this.

If you have questions about the requirements, contact the Yamhill Valley Campus in McMinnville, 503.584.7540. Failure to be assessed may delay your entry into program classes.

Be sure to review the catalog for important information about program outcomes and other details not found in this listing.

See course descriptions for more information about your classes.

Medical Assisting Certificate

Course Sequence
TermCourseTitleCredit Hours
1* HM120 Medical Terminology 1 3
  MTH060 Introductory Algebra (or higher) 4
  PSY104 Workplace Psychology 4
  WR090 Fundamentals of Writing (or higher) 4
2 MED124 Medical Assisting, Basic Procedures 4
  MED125 Medical Assisting, Advanced Procedures 5
  MED130 Medical Assisting Practicum 5
3 MED131 Medical Assisting Seminar 1
  MED132 Medical Assisting Clinical Practice 11

*Must be completed prior to applying to program)