This program has a mandatory Medical Assistant information session requirement. Your questions will be answered by an Advisor/Counselor and/or a program representative. Anyone interested in a CBC Health Science program should attend. These sessions are free and open to the public. Students' friends and family members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Prerequisites for Consideration Into Program
College transcripts of applicants into the Medical Assistant program will be reviewed for the following courses:
Medical Assistant applications need to include a copy of the following healthcare documentation:
2013-2014 Medical Assistant Program Application package
is now available, the link will open as a PDF file.
Accepted Medical Assistant applicants will be mailed an acceptance letter with invitation to the mandatory orientation scheduled for August 9th. Before this date, accepted students are required to submit a national background search by the College-approved vendor. This background account must be initiated and paid for by the student online before registration is allowed.
Medical Assistant program applications are available each year from May until June, note the due date listed on the application. Selected students will begin classes in September (fall quarter) and are expected to complete four consecutive quarters (ending summer quarter) in order to graduate. The link to "Courses" in the blue box contains the required course list.
Licensing and Certification
Upon successful completion of course work from the CBC Medical Assistant program, CBC graduates will have a comment posted at the bottom of their college transcript stating the degree/certificate earned.
New rules for licensing as a Medical Assistant with Washington State Department of Health (DOH).
Graduates of CBC Medical Assistant program qualify for examination with American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) to be nationally certified. Fees are additional and we encourage graduates to apply for testing shortly before completion of your summer clinical hours. Cost is $125.00 if application is submitted within 12 months of graduation date.
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