Medical Assistant CC

Health Sciences Department | C.C. Certificate of Completion | One year

Work alongside physicians in medical offices to provide care and education to patients with the Medical Assistant certificate from Clackamas Community College.

Medical assistants work in ambulatory care (clinics) and perform a wide range of administrative and clinical duties. They work with medical providers, nurses, physician assistants, behavioral health specialists and other medical professionals to provide the best possible patient-centered care. Medical assistants are trained to perform a number of administrative and clinical functions within the clinic.

Examples of common administrative duties include: patient registration and intake, referrals to specialists, prior authorizations for medication or medical procedures and insurance verification.

Examples of common clinical duties include: rooming patients, collecting patient vital signs (e.g., blood pressure, temperature, pulse), collecting and documenting information in the electronic medical record (EMR), maintaining the clinic workflow, assisting in minor office procedures (e.g., toenail removals, laceration repair, pap smears), performing venipuncture (phlebotomy) and point of care testing (e.g., fasting lipid tests, urinalysis, strep tests), performing electrocardiograms and administering vaccines.

Clackamas Community College provides a 49-credit Medical Assistant program.

New Medical Assisting Course

New Medical Assisting Course

MA-100 (2 credit) intro class

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CCC Medical Assisting program continues to support students in obtaining their credentials. According to the 2021 Annual Report data, 2019 graduates had a 100% exam pass rate. 100% of our 2019 graduates passed the CMA (AAMA) national exam.

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Medical Assistant CC

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Program Structure
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Description and Outcomes

Academic Requirements

Medical Assistant Requirements

Prerequisite requirements for program
Essential functions

Medical Assistant Application Process

Step 01

Review all information provided on the website before completing the application.

Step 02

Submit your unofficial transcripts or Clackamas Community College (PASS) placement test scores to:

  • MA-110 Medical Terminology
  • WR-121 English Composition or WR-101 Occupational Writing
  • BI-120 Intro to Human Anatomy and Physiology or
    • BI-101 and BI-102
    • BI-231, -232 and -233
Step 03

Complete the online application form: Medical Assistant Application. The application deadline for fall term is July 1, 2022.

You will type your responses for the two essay questions directly into the application. See the scoring rubric below for more details.

Students who successfully gain admission to the program will receive an email invitation to participate in the mandatory orientation via Zoom.

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Medical Assistant Essay Questions

Medical Assistant Essay Questions

Application Essay Questions and Scoring Rubrics

Medical Assistant Prerequisites

Complete the Following
  • MA-110
  • Medical Terminology
  • 4
  • MA-112
  • Medical Office Practices
  • 4
  • MA-115
  • Phlebotomy for Medical Assistants
  • 1
  • MA-115L
  • Phlebotomy for Medical Assistants Lab
  • 1
  • MA-116
  • Introduction to Medications
  • 4
  • MA-117
  • Clinical Lab Procedures I
  • 1
  • MA-117L
  • Clinical Lab Procedures I Lab
  • 1
  • MA-118
  • Examination Room Techniques
  • 5
  • MA-118L
  • Examination Room Techniques Lab
  • 1
  • MA-119
  • Medical Assistant Practicum
  • 9
  • MA-121
  • Clinical Lab Procedures II
  • 1
  • MA-121L
  • Clinical Lab Procedures II Lab
  • 1
  • MA-145
  • Insurance & Health Information Management
  • 5
  • PSY-215
  • Introduction to Developmental Psychology
  • 4
Complete BI-120, or BI-101 & BI-102, or BI-231 & BI-232 & BI-233
  • BI-101
  • General Biology; Cellular Biology
  • 4
  • BI-102
  • General Biology; Animal Systems
  • 4
  • BI-120
  • Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • 4
  • BI-231
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I
  • 4
  • BI-232
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • 4
  • BI-233
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology III
  • 4

Computation Related Instruction

Complete MTH-054
  • MTH-054
  • Medication Calculations for Medical Assistants
  • 4

Communication Related Instruction

Complete WR-101 or WR-121 (preferred)
  • WR-101
  • Communication Skills: Occupational Writing
  • 3
  • WR-121
  • English Composition
  • 4

Human Relations Related Instruction

Complete PSY-101
  • PSY-101
  • Human Relations
  • 3

All clinical/practicum courses are Pass/No Pass. All other courses must be passed with C or better.
Core curriculum is sequential and may not be taken out of order.
For the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam, direct inquiries to: AAMA Certification Department at or by phone 800-228-2262.
To meet graduation requirements in addition to successful completion of courses, the MA student is required to: participate in an unpaid, supervised externship in an ambulatory care setting; perform 20 hours of public health-related community service; register for the CMA (AAMA) certification exam.
Total Credits Required: 45


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