Medical Assistant

Clark College

Medical Assistant

Vancouver, Washington

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Updated May 13, 2024

Medical Assistant programs focus on equipping students with the skills needed to manage daily operations in a health care setting, interact with patients and physicians, and handle a variety of tasks.

Key Skills Taught:

  • Medical Assistants are trained in maintaining the workflow of medical offices
  • They assist physicians and patients in different health care settings
  • Responsibilities include customer service, administrative tasks, and clinical duties

Program Features:

  • Prepares students for front-office clerical and back-office clinical roles
  • Develops cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning abilities
  • Accredited by CAAHEP
  • Graduates eligible for AAMA Certified Medical Assistant Examination
  • Offers Certificate of Proficiency and Associate in Applied Technology degree
  • Program outcomes show high graduate satisfaction, retention rates, and positive employer feedback over five years

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

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

The program length for the Medical Assistant Certificate program is a 69-credit hours degree.

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About Clark College

Clark College is a public community college in Vancouver, Washington, with over 11,500 students. It is the largest institution of higher education in southwest Washington. 

Established in 1933 as a private two-year junior college, Clark College received its first accreditation in 1937 and has been accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities since then.

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