Medical Assistant

Clover Park Technical College

Medical Assistant

Lakewood, Washington

Associate
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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assistant Program at Clover Park Technical College provides comprehensive training in both administrative and clinical skills essential for roles in physicians' offices and clinics. Students learn a range of key skills, including anatomy, medical terminology, ethics, communication, financial record-keeping, and more. Graduates are prepared for careers in various healthcare settings and are eligible to take the national certification exam through the American Association of Medical Assistants.

Key Skills Taught:

  • 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
  • Microbiology

Program Features:

  • Training in administrative and clinical procedures in physicians' offices and clinics
  • Eligibility to take the national certification exam through the American Association of Medical Assistants
  • Preparation for a career in physicians' offices, clinics, and outpatient healthcare settings

Tuition: How Much Does Clover Park Technical College's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

From Clover Park Technical College's website

The cost of the Medical Assisting Associate's Degree program at Clover Park Technical College varies based on the student's living situation. For dependents, the tuition is $9,790. For those living independently with a parent or relative, the tuition increases to $19,480. Finally, for residents not living with a parent or relative, the tuition is the highest at $27,375. These costs reflect the tuition only and do not include any additional fees or expenses.

Program Length: How Long Is Clover Park Technical College's Medical Assisting Associate Program?

The program length for the Medical Assistant program at Clover Park Technical College is 5 quarters.

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About Clover Park Technical College

Clover Park Technical College (CPTC) is a vital member of Washington's higher-education system, offering more than 120 certificates and degrees in a range of fields, including aerospace, advanced manufacturing, health sciences, human services, business, hospitality, science, technology, engineering, transportation, and trades. 

CPTC has two campuses, one in Lakewood and an aviation-focused South Hill Campus in Puyallup, and offers affordable, nationally accredited programs with a student-to-faculty ratio of 21:1. 

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