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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's exam passage rate for 2016 is 91.30%; the five-year average for the exam passage rate is 84.16%.

 

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

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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Medical Lab Technician Students Learn Hands On

Medical Lab Technician Instructor Dana Guinn watches as Daniel Connors runs a Troponin test on the Dimension Xpand Chemistry System.

When Daniel Connors was laid off from his job as a warehouse manager, he found the next available position. “When you have four kids the only thing you’re concentrating on is how quickly can I get back to a job so I’m making money for my family?” said Daniel Connors.

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