Limited-Entry Admission
Medical Assistant Degree Program


The Medical Assistant Program is a limited-entry program that prepares students for both front office clerical and back office clinical medical assistant responsibilities. Students may take additional required courses to obtain an Associate in Applied Science Degree. Clark College's Medical Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), on recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE). Successful graduates of Clark College's Medical Assisting Program are eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) Certified Medical Assistant Examination. Upon passing the exam, graduates will receive the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) credential from the AAMA. This credential is recognized nationally by healthcare institutions. For more information refer to the following websites:

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756

American Association of Medical Assistants

Although applications are accepted at any time, only 30 applicants will be selected. Candidates who meet the preliminary requirements will be considered for winter quarter entry.


Preliminary Requirements


Applicants must be graduates of an accredited high school or the equivalent.

To meet preliminary entrance requirements, you must:


Program Progression


In order to progress from one course or quarter to the next, after beginning the program, you must:


General Information


If you are interested in the Medical Assistant (6-quarter) program, you should contact a Professional Technical Advisor for career advising, application information, and academic guidance.

To receive further information, please visit the Clark College Catalog.