The Medical Assistant program prepares students to become multi-skilled professionals to perform a variety of patient-related tasks in physician offices and other health care settings. The curriculum is designed to meet the requirements for Categories A, C & E Health Care Assistant as described in WAC 246-826-170. Students learn to set up clients for examination, draw blood for basic lab studies, administer some medications, do EKG’s, assist with minor surgical procedures, and perform front office skills related to medical records and billing. A clinical externship is included. Nationwide criminal background check is required prior to clinical experience. A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of core course requirements. To earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) or Associate of Applied Science – Transfer (AAS-T) degree, you must complete the certificate program and meet the general education course requirements.