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Medical Assistant Training

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.

All students: To meet Graduation Requirements, all Medical Assistant students must pass, or attempt at least twice, a certification examination. Students who do not pass, or attempt at least twice, a certification examination, are able to complete the program but will not be considered a graduate. Students unable to pass the examination on the first attempt may continue to externship. Charter College will sponsor students who take the national examination through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) (refer to the Catalog Supplement and Other Costs for information on examination fees).

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.

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 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. 
*Students must meet admission requirements found in the Catalog & Student Handbook.




Gainful Employment Disclosure: Click below for important information about the educational debt, earnings and completion rates of students who attend this program in:

Canyon Country
East Wenatchee