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Medical Assistant

The Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (CRB-AAMAE), CAAHEP, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, (727) 210-2350.

This program prepares students to become multi-skilled professionals to perform a variety of patient-related tasks in physician offices and other health care settings.  The curriculum is designed to meet the requirements for the Medical Assistant-Certified as described in RCW 18.360.  Students learn to set up clients for examination, draw blood for basic lab studies, administer some medications, do EKG’s, assist with minor surgical procedures, and perform front office skills related to medical records and billing.  A clinical externship is included.  Nationwide criminal background check is required prior to clinical experience.

A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of core course requirements.  To earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) or Associate of Applied Science - Transfer (AAS-T) degree, you must complete the certificate program and meet the general education course requirements.

Program Options

  • Certificate of Completion
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree
  • Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree

Other Program Info:

 

Instructors:
Gerry Landes
glandes@rtc.edu
425-235-2352 x5686

Amy Kinshella
akinshella@rtc.edu
425-235-2352

Trisha Foreman
tforeman@rtc.edu
425-235-23522

Program Length:
  • Fall & Winter Entry
  • 4 quarters 
  • 83 credits
  • Monday-Friday,
    8:30AM - 2:30PM
Hybrid Program Length:
  • 6 quarters 
  • 83 credits
  • Tuesday, Thursday, and Every Other Saturday
    5:00PM - 9:00PM
Estimated Costs:
  • Tuition $7,450.00
  • Supplies $750.00
Enrollment:
  • Students may enter at the beginning of fall or winter quarter.

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