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Certificate in Medical Assistant

The Charter College Medical Assistant program employs a combination of clinical, technical and business skills making our graduates employable. Hands-on training with direct patient contact in a clinic setting is provided early in the program, preparing students well for the health care workplace.
  • Information, technical skills, and administrative skills required for entry-level Medical Assistant
  • Training in front office computer technology and word processing
  • 180-hour externship program at a local clinic, physician’s office, hospital, HMO, or other allied health ambulatory facility (depending on campus)
Program Length: 10 months 
Washington state students: In order to become employed and practice as a Medical Assistant, students must be certified or registered by the Washington Department of Health, Medical Assisting Credentialing.
Upon successful completion of the program, students may be eligible to apply for either the Medical Assistant-Certified or Medical Assistant-Registered through the Washington Department of Health. The criteria for certified and registered statuses, along with the application process, is available on the Department’s website.

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