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Certificate in Medical Assistant

Begin Your Career Path as a Medical Assistant

Technological advances in medicine along with the growth and aging of the population are leading to a growing demand in the health care industry, requiring an increased need for health care workers. If you want to enter the health care field and are searching for a medical assistant program, contact Charter College.

With medical assistant training, graduates can have careers in a wide variety of positions, including: Medical Assistant, Clinical Assistant, Medical Receptionist, or Medical Office Assistant. The Charter College Medical Assistant program incorporates a combination of clinical, technical and business skills making our graduates employable.

Washington state students: In order to become employed and practice as a Medical Assistant, students must be certified or registered by the Washington Department of Health, Medical Assisting Credentialing.

Upon successful completion of the program, students may be eligible to apply for either the Medical Assistant-Certified or Medical Assistant-Registered through the Washington Department of Health. The criteria for certified and registered statuses, along with the application process, is available on the Department’s website.

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

Program Highlights:

  • Information, technical skills, and administrative 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)

Program Length:

10 months* 

In as little as 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 learning approach helps you to graduate on time.

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

No High School Diploma? No Problem.

*Students must meet admissions requirements noted in the Catalog & Student Handbook.

Virtual Lab Tour: 

Take a self-guided, virtual tour of one of our Medical Assistant labs by clicking the play button below.