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
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 Application Process
Medical Assistant Application 3
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.