Medical Assisting

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The Medical Assisting Program prepares students for high demand medical office positions including front and back office positions. Graduates are eligible to take the Certified Medical Assistant examination offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants.

The program will provide students with a knowledge base that includes anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, pharmacology, medical billing and coding, medical office assessments and procedures, patient care and education. Medical Assistants are highly versatile professionals in both clinical and administrative realms.

Medical assistants will learn to effectively communicate with a wide variety of people including doctors, nurses, clients, medical billing staff, insurance representatives, and pharmacists. The program will culminate the theory, clinical and lab skills in an intern experience in a physician's office. Emphasis is placed on the global outcomes of communication and technical skills.

Please call (425) 739-8100 to request a copy of program health requirements. A part-time program option is available for students to complete the program in additional quarters. Instructor sequencing and permission is needed for this part-time plan.

Degrees and Certificates

Credits

Estimated Program Length*

Admission
Dates

Academic
Plan

Medical Assisting AAS

90

6
quarters

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

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Medical Assisting -
Certificate of Proficiency

85

6
quarters

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

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Medical Assisting Office Administration -
Certificate of Completion

30

3
quarters

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

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*Program length is estimated. See your counselor or adviser.

Medical Assisting - Gainful Employment

Regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010, require institutions to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE programs). Those regulations also provide that institutions must disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution's GE Programs. Information for the Medical Assisting program at LWTech is provided below.