Pierce College offers the Certificate in Office Assistant: Medical at both the Ft. Steilacoom and Puyallup campuses. As the front-office person, you will greet patients, screen telephone calls, schedule appointments and assist in records management and accounting. The office assistant in a medical setting works with a high degree of accuracy and a clear understanding of medical ethics, legality of medical reports and empathy for patients. The certificate is designed to “step” into the Associate Medical Office Assistant. Students who intend to transfer to a four-year institution should complete AA requirements.