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Education Details

Medical Assisting
Award type: Certificate
Whatcom Community College

Program Details
Program Overview for Medical Assisting
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Whatcom Community College
Program website
Program contact
Entry & Advising
(360) 383-3080
Program description
The medical assisting program prepares students for performing a broad range of administrative and clinical tasks under the supervision of a physician/provider in a doctor's office or other medical setting. Curriculum has been infused with Health Information Technology and is aligned with new Washington State laws for MA credentials and scope of practice.
Financial Information
Average $2,150/qtr (WA resident), including tuition, fees, books, supplies, etc.
Tuition per credit
WA resident: $111.17 (1-10 credits), $52.08 (11-18 credits), $94.36 (19+ credits)
Total program tuition
$8,600 (WA resident), including tuition, fees, books, supplies, etc.
$25 (application fee), $20 (one time placement testing), $30/lab class (lab fee); $20/qtr (bus pass), $6.32/credit (rec fee)
Books and materials
Average $430/qtr
Supplies, tools, uniform
$70 scrubs, $50 stethoscope, $20 watch with second hand; plus immunizations and background check
Other costs
Average $50/qtr (general academic supplies)
Program Information
Length of training
1 Year
Award type
Locations offered
Main Location view map
Public transportation service: Whatcom Transportation Authority

some courses online
Offered evenings/weekends
Offered onlinesome courses online
Entrance requirements
Placement into MATH 87, MATH 97 or above or completion of ABE 50, MATH 94 or above.
Certification/license required to work in this field
Certification/license obtained as part of training program
Certification/license test preparation provided