Medical Assisting


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.

Additional Medical Assisting Program Information

General Admission Information

  1. Entry into this program requires completion of an admissions application.
  2. Passing a background check. 

Background Check Requirements

Students accepted into the Medical Assisting program are required to have a national background check and have all immunizations as well as a copy of their insurance card, drivers license, CPR card and a few other things for the program and in order to go out to practicum.

LWTech's Medical Assisting program uses Complio comprehensive tool for student screening, immunizations and compliance. The Complio Screening process is simple and straightforward with just five basic steps to complete. The process should take less than 20 minutes. 

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Class Schedule

Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student's responsibility to consult the Class Schedule and work out an individual schedule with an advisor or counselor. Any developmental coursework a student might be required to complete may increase the program length.

Information Sessions

Information sessions provide an overview of the selection process, admission application requirements, and program content and structure. Currently all info sessions are offered via Teams only. Select the day and time to receive a confirmation email and meeting invitation.

Upcoming Dates and Times

  • TBD


The Lake Washington Institute of Technology Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 113th Street N., #7709, 
Seminole, FL 33775-7709
(727) 210-2350

Annual Retention Report

The Medical Assistant program at LWTech had an average Retention rate of 85.71% and the Exam passage rate was 88.46% for the year 2019. This information was obtained from the program’s annual report for the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

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To be eligible for employment, graduates must also take and pass the Certified Medical Assistant (American Association of Medical Assistants) exam.

Explore Careers and Paths in Medical Assisting

Lake Washington Institute of Technology is proud of the many pathway options our students have to complete an Applied Bachelor’s degree, both at LWTech, and at in-state universities and colleges. All degrees, whether DTA/MRP, AAS-T or AAS, can fulfill transfer requirements at multiple institutions thanks to the articulation (transfer) agreements between LWTech and the transfer college.

An applied bachelor's degree can improve your chances in the job market and help you make more money. Employers want graduates with:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Complex problem-solving skills
  • Applied knowledge in real-world settings
  • A broad (rather than narrow) education

To learn more about transferring to another college or university, please visit our Transferring from LWTech page.

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