Medical Assistant

Our Medical Assistant Program can prepare you to perform a wide rage of duties in physicians’ offices, clinics and other outpatient health care settings. This program’s five-year average for employer satisfaction is 93%.

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Our next program info session for Medical Assistant is May 11 at 3 p.m. in Building 21, Room 122. Come meet the instructors, see the classrooms, and learn how you can get started!

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How Much It Costs

For program costs, visit the Tuition and Fees page.

Costs are estimated and are not guarantees.

You can learn more about financial aid and scholarships right here. Or view our full tuition & fees breakdown.

How Long It Takes

5 quarters

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.

Potential Careers

Graduates may find employment as medical assistants. In Washington, median pay for medical assistants is $34,800 per year.

Career pathway

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What You'll Learn

You'll gain hands-on training in medical terminology, medical law and ethics, administrative procedures, medical coding, scheduling appointments, and interviewing and instructing patients.

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Stories About Our Medical Assistant Program

Student Finds Direction in Army Reserves and CPTC

While serving in the Army Reserves, Tiffany Nguyen was inspired to pursue an education in the medical field at Clover Park Technical College.

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Degrees & Certificates

Medical Assistant Certificate

Type: Certificate

Avg. # of Quarters: 5

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Meet the Instructors

Lindsey Stroup, instructor in Clover Park Technical College's medical assistant program
Lindsey Stroup

Lindsey graduated from CPTC's Medical Assistant Program in 2001. After graduation she worked for a family practice physician in Federal Way for five years and joined the advisory committee for the program, which led to her becoming an evening instructor in 2005.

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Michele Jones, instructor in Clover Park Technical College's Medical Assistant program
Michele Jones

Michele graduated from Clover Park Technical College and the University of Washington. She's an advocate for education, especially technical college education.

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