Medical assistants work with physicians and other health care professionals in clinical and administrative-support areas of medical clinics.
The Lower Columbia College Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. This assures the highest standards in a medical assisting curriculum and qualifies the successful graduate to sit for the national Certified Medical Assistant (CMA ) exam administered by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).
|Medical Assisting (MEDA)|
|Leszek Cromwell, Educational Planner/Health Careers Specialist
Toll Free 1.866.900.2311
Admissions Center Rm. 160
see Campus Map
M-Th 8 am - 5 pm
Fri 10 am - 5 pm
|Elizabeth Engel, Medical Assisting Program Director
Health & Science Building Rm. 218
Prepare Online to Meet Mandatory Certification
New State Law Requires Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam offered by American Association of Medical Assistants. LCC offers an online course, MEDA 205 Certification Review, to help candidates prepare for the exam.
- Fully online 2 credit course
- Register for MEDA 205: Cert Review F/Med Assist
Handbooks and Fact Sheets
- Program Handbook
- Program Fact Sheet
- Estimated Costs
- Essential Functional Abilities for Students in the Medical Assisting Program
Medical Assisting Courses - current quarter
More Information about Medical Assisting Courses
- LCC Catalog (for full course description)
Background Check and Certification Requirements
A criminal and fraud background check is required for all Medical Assisting program applicants. Many local healthcare employers will do this check before hiring. If you have a criminal history, please discuss this with the Medical Assisting Program Director (see Contact Us, above).
Because it may limit employment possibilities, a criminal background may disqualify you from the Medical Assisting Program.
See also: Disqualifying Crimes
Current First Aid and CPR for Healthcare Provider certification is required by April 1 of the cohort year.
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