Medical Assistant

Medical Assistants maintain the daily workflow of a medical office. Work activities vary depending on the medical setting but often include customer service, administrative and clinical tasks. Medical assistants work directly with physicians and patients to ensure a productive experience in a variety of healthcare environments. The Medical Assistant program prepares students for both front-office clerical and back-office clinical medical assisting responsibilities by providing cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning competencies. The Clark College Medical Assistant Certificate of Proficiency is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), on recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Graduates of the Clark College Medical Assisting program are eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)'s Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) examination, a national certification for Medical Assistants. To gain employment as a Certified Medical Assistant, the student must graduate from the program and pass the CMA examination.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway N
Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33756

Medical Assistant Education Review Board
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1575
Chicago, IL 60606

Washington State Department of Health
Town Center 2
111 Israel Rd SE
Tumwater, WA 98501
Fax number: 360-236-4818
Email Address:

National Center for Competency Testing
NCCT 7007 College Blvd Suite 385 Overland Park KS 66211
Phone: 800.875.4404 Fax: 913.498.1243

American Association of Medical Assistants

Applications are accepted at any time however this is a limited entry program. Candidates who meet the preliminary requirements will be considered for program entry. For more information, please visit the program website.