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Medical Assistant

Why Choose the Medical Assistant Program?

Medical assistants are multi-skilled allied health professionals with a variety of duties in the workplace. As such, CPTC's Medical Assistant program curriculum covers a wide range of areas, including anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, medical law and ethics, oral and written communication, administrative procedures, financial record keeping, mathematics, insurance billing and medical coding, basic office diagnostic procedures, principles of pharmacology and medication administration, venipuncture, medical and surgical asepsis, and microbiology. Students receive training in administrative and clinical procedures performed in physicians' offices and/or clinics, and graduates are eligible to take the national certification exam through the American Association of Medical Assistants. If you have a passion for helping people and are comfortable communicating with a diverse patient population and assisting in a wide range of areas in the office, this program and career path might be the right one for you.

 

Our Medical Assistant program can prepare you to perform a wide range of duties in physicians’ offices, clinics and other outpatient health care settings. 
How Long It Takes:

Medical Assistant AAT Degree: 5 Quarters

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.

 

The Medical Assistant program at Clover Park Technical College has an exam pass rate of 87% for the graduates of 2017.

 

Potential Careers

MEDICAL ASSISTANT

Median annual pay in Washington:

$40,620 per year

Full Career Details

Career Pathway

 


This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at careerinfo.net.

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Meet Your Instructors

Michele Jones

Bldg 21, Rm 215
253-589-5841
michele.jones@cptc.edu


Kissa Yarbough

Bldg 21, Rm 202
253-589-5631
kissa.yarbough@cptc.edu


Medical Assistant Program Information Sessions occur at 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. For more information and a complete schedule of session dates, view our Program Info Session Schedule.

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STORIES ABOUT OUR MEDICAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM

CPTC Confirms Partnership for New Apprenticeship Programs

President, Dr. Joyce Loveday, held a signing ceremony signifying an apprenticeship partnership between CPTC and SEIU Healthcare.

Late last month, Clover Park Technical College enhanced its apprenticeship training network through a partnership with the SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Multi-Employer Training and Education Fund. On Dec. 19, Dr. Joyce Loveday, CPTC president, and Laura Hopkins, SEIU executive director, signed two affiliation agreements.

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Medical Assistant Program Joins the Osaka Jikei Cultural Exchange

Osaka Jikei students teach CPTC students how to write in Japanese Calligraphy as part of the cultural exchange.

It’s become a tradition over more than 10 years for Clover Park Technical College to welcome students from Japan’s Osaka Jikei College, but now that tradition is expanding as CPTC’s Medical Assistant program served as hosts for the first time to a group of 40 students last week.

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CPTC Offers Nurse Camp Students Hands-On Experience

CPTC instructor David Bahrt discusses the process of catching the baby during the birthing process with local high school students as part of the 2016 Nurse Camp on July 14.

Clover Park Technical College’s health sciences and human services programs enjoyed a special group of visitors Thursday afternoon, as 18 local high school students joined CPTC’s instructors and students for some hands-on experience as part of the 2016 Nurse Camp.

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