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Medical Assisting
AMA 117  and CMA 104 are full for the summer quarter. Please contact the program coordinator Francie Mooney, CMA (AAMA) for codes for fall quarter 2020.  francie.mooney@seattlecolleges.edu
 
Earn your Medical Assisting Certificate or Medical Office Administration Certificate in one year with our program.

Medical Assisting Information Sessions

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Medical Assisting Program Career Preparation

Accreditation Information

  1.      Exam participation 100% for 2017 graduates
  2.      76.9% pass rate for 2017 graduates
  3.      68% job placement for 2018 graduates

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