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Medical Assistant

Campus Medical Assistant Training

Technological advances in medicine and the growth and aging of the population are leading to exponential expansion in the healthcare industry, requiring an increased need for healthcare workers. Those who want to enter this field and are searching for a medical assistant program should contact Charter College.

With medical assistant training, graduates can have careers in a wide variety of positions, including: Clinical or Administrative Assistant, Medical Receptionist, Medical Assistant or Medical Office Assistant. The Charter College Medical Assistant program employs a combination of clinical, technical and business skills making our graduates highly employable. Hands-on training with direct patient contact in a clinic setting is provided early in the program, preparing students well for the healthcare workplace.

The Medical Assistant program is available at all Charter College campus locations. The Charter College Medical Assistant Certificate program prepare graduates for entry-level employment in a medical setting.

Program Highlights:

  • Information, technical skills, and business skills required for entry-level Medical Assistant
  • Training in front office computer technology and word processing
  • 180-hour externship program at a local clinic, physician’s office, hospital, HMO, or other allied health ambulatory facility (depending on campus)

ACICS Show-Cause Status: Anchorage & Wasilla Only

Notice to students and prospective students: The Certificate in Business Office Administration program at Charter College, Anchorage and Wasilla, has been placed on student achievement show-cause by their accreditor, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (“ACICS”), due to material noncompliance with its placement rate standard of 60%.

Charter College, Anchorage, is a branch campus which includes the learning site in Wasilla. The percentages reported above are at the program-level for the 2015-2016 Campus Accountability Report (CAR) which is available here under “Retention, Placement, and Licensure Rates”. For the 2015-2016 CAR, the Certificate in Business Office Administration placement rate was 52%. The College filed a 2016-2017 Mid-Year CAR, including supporting documentation, with ACICS in March 2017; that report shows a placement rate in Business Office Administration of 44%. The mid-year CAR was updated, supported with documentation, and filed again with ACICS in late March 2017. The College stands firmly behind the sustainability of the program, in our student’s ability to successfully complete programs, and seek employment in the field.


Program Length:
10 months 

In under a year, you can get started on a rewarding career as a Medical Assistant. Charter College starts classes every five weeks providing unparalleled flexibility and our unique accelerated learning approach helps you to graduate on time.

Offered at Charter College and Charter Institute campuses in Alaska, California, New Mexico, Montana and Washington.