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Education Details

Medical Assisting
Award type: Certificate
Whatcom Community College

Program Details
Program Overview for Medical Assisting
ETP eligible Click for more information on Eligible Training Provider
yes
School
Whatcom Community College
Program website
Program contact
Entry & Advising
(360) 383-3080
advise@whatcom.edu
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
Tuition
Average $1,980/qtr (WA resident), including tuition, fees, books, supplies, etc.
Tuition per credit
WA resident $113.59 (1-10 credits) $53.26 (11-18 credits) $96.53 (19+ credits)
Total program tuition
$7,920 (WA resident), including tuition, fees, books, supplies, etc.
Fees
$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 $290/qtr (books and general academic supplies)
Supplies, tools, uniform
$140 (scrubs, stethoscope, watch with second hand)
Other costs
$142 (immunizations, background check)
Program Information
Length of training
15 Months
Award type
Certificate
Credits
66
Locations offered
Main Location view map
Public transportation service: Whatcom Transportation Authority


some courses online
Offered evenings/weekends
no
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
no
Certification/license obtained as part of training program
no
Certification/license test preparation provided
no
Accreditation