Certificate in Medical Assistant

Charter College

Certificate in Medical Assistant

Pasco, Washington

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Certificate in Medical Assistant Program focuses on equipping students with essential clinical, administrative, and professional skills required in health care settings. Students learn about diagnostic procedures, professionalism, legal and ethical standards, administrative tasks, health records management, medical terminology, and billing and coding processes.

Key Skills Taught:

  • Clinical Skills: Diagnostic procedures and operational functions
  • Professionalism: Professional behavior and communication skills
  • Legal and Ethical Standards: Adherence to guidelines
  • Administrative Tasks: Effective administrative duties
  • Health Records Management: Functions related to health records
  • Medical Terminology: Fundamental medical terminology concepts
  • Billing and Coding: Medical insurance billing and coding processes

Program Features:

  • Externship Requirement: 180-hour externship at a healthcare facility
  • Preparation for Certification Exam: Readiness for National Certification Exam (NCCT, NHA, CMA, etc.)
  • Career Opportunities: Preparation for entry-level Medical Assistant roles
  • Flexibility: Blended learning format with classroom and online sessions.

Tuition: How Much Does Charter College's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

From Charter College's website

The Medical Assistant Certificate Program at Charter College-Washington comes with a tuition cost of $21,120. This cost is exclusive of any additional fees or expenses that may be incurred during the course of the program. It's important to note that this is the in-state tuition cost, and out-of-state tuition costs may vary. The cost has been calculated based on the total program credits and the cost per credit.

Program Length: How Long Is Charter College's Medical Assisting Certificate Program?

The program length for the Certificate in Medical Assistant program is 10 months.

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About Charter College

Charter College is an independent institution of higher education that focuses on career training programs in areas such as health care, information technology, business, veterinary care, and the trades. 

Founded in 1985, the college has been delivering relevant career training for over 35 years, helping students transition into professional roles. Charter College is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

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