• Medical Assistant Program Applications for the 2014-15 academic year are now available.

    Medical Assistant


    Medical assistants function as integral members of the healthcare delivery team in performing administrative, clinical and transdisciplinary (general) functions. The Medical Assistant (MA) program is accredited by Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1970, Chicago, IL 60601-2208; on recommendation of the Medical Assistant Educational Review Board, of the Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants’ Endowment (AAMAE).

    Program Prerequisites & Requirements

    The MA applications with admission procedures, requirements, prerequisites and pertinent dates are available online.

    Prior to application the MA student candidate must:

    • Meet the appropriate placement score in math either by taking the placement exam or by providing proof of a comparable assessment. CCC placements should be dated no earlier than 2003 or previous college coursework as documented by official college/university transcripts. To be eligible to apply, students must show placement by
      • passing MTH-020 or placement in MTH-050/060.
    • Have successfully completed MA-110 and WR-101 or WR-121, and COMM-100 or COMM-111 or COMM-218. Curriculum prerequisites are subject to change year by year. In order to assure potential students have the most current information, please review the department website.
    • During the multi-phase application process the applicant will be asked to provide:
      • proof of recent physical examination by a licensed healthcare provider,
      • proof of required immunizations or proof of immunity,
      • Healthcare Provider CPR (American Heart Association) card and a Basic First Aid card; both of which must be current throughout the entirety of the MA program,
      • complete a criminal history background check and urine drug screen (UDS) as instructed by the Health Sciences Department. NOTE: Successful students will be asked to repeat the criminal history and UDS prior to entering clinical placement.

    Program Outcomes

    Our goal is to prepare entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains. Upon successful completion of the MA program, students should be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants national certification exam, CMA, or the American Medical Technologist national certification exam, RMA. Students should be prepared for entry-level employment as a medical assistant.


    Career opportunities may include but are not limited to: employment in the ambulatory care setting, and phlebotomy.

    For continuing education opportunities for healthcare providers see Healthcare Professional Development (HPD) in the course description section on page 178.

    For more information, contact health-sciences-questions@clackamas.edu  

    The Medical Assistant Program of Clackamas Community College does not discriminate among applicants as to age, sex, race, religion, or national origin.

    Medical Assistant Prerequisites

    • Complete the following prerequisites before applying to the Medical Assistant program.

    • MA-110 Medical Terminology 
      • Take WR-101 or WR-121.
      WR-101 Communication Skills: Occupational Writing 
      WR-121 English Composition 
      • Take COMM-100 COMM-111 or COMM-218.
      COMM-100 Basic Speech Communication 
      COMM-111 Public Speaking 
      COMM-218 Interpersonal Communication 

    Medical Assistant Biology

    • Complete the following requirement.

      • Take BI-120 or BI-102.
      BI-120 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology 
    • Complete the Anatomy & Physiology Series.

      • Take BI-231 BI-232 & BI-233.
      BI-231 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 
      BI-232 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 
      BI-233 Human Anatomy/Physiology III 

    Medical Assistant

    • Complete the following requirements.

    • CS-120 Survey of Computing 
      MA-112 Medical Office Practices 
      MA-145 Insurance & Health Information Management 
      PSY-101 Human Relations 
    • Complete the following requirements.

    • MA-116 Introduction to Medications 
      MA-117 Clinical Lab Procedures I 
      MA-118 Examination Room Techniques 
      MTH-054 Math for Health Care Professionals 
    • Complete the following requirements.

    • MA-115 Phlebotomy for Medical Assistants 
      MA-121 Clinical Lab Procedures II 
      PSY-215 Introduction to Developmental Psychology 
      MA-119 Medical Assistant Practicum I 
  • Contact our Health Sciences Department

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    Call us: 503-594-0650

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