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.
This program starts Winter and Summer Quarters.
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:
All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.
The Medical Assistant Program at Clover Park Technical College has an exam passage rate of 87% for the graduates in 2020.
This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at www.careeronestop.org.
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Medical Assistant Program Information Sessions usually occur at 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.
To learn more about information sessions, visit cptc.edu/info-sessions.
Visit the Academic Calendar at cptc.edu/academic-calendar to see when the next information session is scheduled.