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Medical Assistant-Registered to Medical Assistant-Certified Pathway, Certificate


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Program Description


This program is designed for working medical assistants to meet the educational requirements of Medical Assisting-Certified (MA-C) in Washington State. This is not a complete and accredited Medical Assisting program, but an accelerated path to clinical skills review for those who already have clinical experience. The hybrid clinical skills class will require both online and in-person coursework. Students must also complete additional electives in medical assisting education to complete the certificate of proficiency.

Most elective credits can be fulfilled though Prior Learning Assessment credits based on work experience.

Learning Objectives


  • Demonstrate competency of medical assisting skills per RCW requirements and industry standards
  • Identify medical assisting concepts required to pass a national credentialing exam
  • Describe processes for safe and accurate medical assisting procedures to meet industry standards

Important Notes


  • This is not a complete and accredited Medical Assisting program, but an accelerated path to clinical skills review for those who already have clinical experience.
  • The Department of Health and WAC 246-827-0200 requires 720 clock hours and completion of a national exam.
  • The student is responsible for completing a national exam and DOH application.

Requirements


Demonstrate competency of medical assisting skills per RCW requirements and industry standards.

Total Professional-Technical Courses: 19 credits


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