Medical Assisting

Open Advising Day from 11-3 on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 in IB 1318.
Please bring a copy of your degree audit and any transcripts you may want to use. Appointments will be on a first come first served basis.

Medical Assisting Information Sessions

  • • Tuesday January 7 at 1 p.m. in IB 1318 (Instruction Building)
  • • Tuesday February 4 at 1 p.m. in IB 1318 (Instruction Building)
  • • Tuesday, March 10 at 1 p.m. in IB 1318 (Instruction Building)

Medical Assisting Program Career Preparation

Accreditation Information

Five Year Averaged Statistics

     1. 100% Exam participation for year 2017

     2. 79.6% Exam pass rate for year 2017

     3. 68% Job Placement rate for year 2017

The Medical Assisting Certificate program is six to eight quarters long and is comprised of 86 credits, including an externship component. You can choose related certificate options such as Medical Office Administration or Clinical Lab Assistant along the way, or opt to earn additional general education credits to receive an Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health Services. 

North’s fully accredited, Medical Assisting certificate program offers a great experience and the education to become a certified medical assistant in Washington state.

Labs Simulate the Workplace

You’ll draw blood, perform basic lab tests on blood and urine, use microscopes to visualize cells and tissues, and perform standard lab procedures on each other. We teach you medication administration, vital signs and EKGs. There is even a component on X-rays.  

Our curriculum includes the study of anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, record keeping, accounting, insurance processing, office skills, lab techniques, clinical and diagnostic procedures, pharmaceutical principles, medical administration, first aid, ethics, and patient relations.

Externships at Leading Community Clinics

Supervised clinical experience is an integral part of your training. We have affiliation agreements with local leading clinics such as the University of Washington Medical Clinics, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Northwest Hospital, Harborview, Swedish Hospital, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Planned Parenthood, Swedish Physicians Network, the Poly Clinic, the Everett Clinic and at many smaller clinics. Externships often evolve into job opportunities for graduates.

Accreditation Information

Medical Assisting is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

  • Program Director
  • Francie Mooney, CMA
  • email
  • (206) 934-6067
  • Workforce Instruction Division
  • Location
  • 2301
  • Division Contacts
  • Robert Ford
  • email
  • (206) 934-6029
  • Mailing Address
  • NSC Workforce Instruction Division
  • 9600 College Way N
  • 3NC2402
  • Seattle, WA 98103
  • Dean
  • Aaron Korngiebel