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2022-23 Catalog 
2022-23 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Assistant Certificate of Achievement

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The Medical Assistant program prepares students to fulfill the growing need for medical professionals following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Our comprehensive program meets requirements of Washington State Medical Assisting law and prepares the students for the State Certification exam. No prior knowledge of medical assisting is required to enter the program.

Learning Outcomes:

Certificate recipients should possess the following skills & abilities:

  • Be prepared to obtain an entry-level position in their field
  • Be prepared to work in ambulatory settings performing administrative and clinical duties
  • Meet CAAHEP Standards in the areas of cognitive and psychomotor skills (these standards are required by WA State as of July 2013)
  • Be prepared to pass credentialing and State exams and/or requirements
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation, and technical and information literacy skills
  • Meet Social Science, Humanities, Written Communication, and Quantitative Reasoning distribution area outcomes
  • Students are required to demonstrate competencies in a wide variety of skills (over 100 skills)

Important Notes/Conditions

This applies to the students seeking Allied health AAS-T degree upon completion of the certificate:

  • To earn any certificate in Allied Health, students must complete all required certificate program courses with a grade of “C” or better.
  • To earn the AAS-T degree in Allied Health, students must first complete a certificate in Allied Health, and they must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework taken at BC and the courses applied to the degree, including credits transferred from other colleges.

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