Medical Assistant CC

Health Sciences Department | C.C. Certificate of Completion | One year

Work alongside physicians in medical offices to provide care and education to patients with the Medical Assistant certificate from Clackamas Community College.


  • Medical Assistant Application Submittal Update

    Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and the college remaining closed through Spring Term, the Allied Health Admissions Team has implemented the following plan for submittal of 2020-2021 applications:

    Applicants should mail in their completed application packets postmarked no later than 4 p.m., May 15, 2020 to ATTN: Allied Health Admissions, CCC Harmony Campus, 7738 SE Harmony Road, Milwaukie, OR 97222.

    A complete application is defined as one that contains the application with all supporting or required documents and officially sealed transcripts. Transcripts are not to be submitted electronically and CCC transcripts are not required but enter CCC in the "Previous Colleges Attended" section on the application.

Medical assistants are invaluable members of the healthcare world. They fulfill many administrative and clinical roles in a growing market. The Medical Assistant certificate will provide you the expertise needed for entering the medical field, including human anatomy and physiology, clinical lab procedures, medication calculation and biology.

The Clackamas Community College, Medical Assistant exam passage rate for the 2017 graduates is 100%.

Medical Assistant CC

Job Outlook
Application Process
Description and Outcomes

Medical Assistant Prerequisites

Complete the Following
  • MA-110
  • Medical Terminology
  • 4

Medical Assistant Core Requirements

Complete BI-120, or BI-101 & BI-102, or BI-231 & BI-232 & BI-233
  • BI-101
  • General Biology; Cellular Biology
  • 4
  • BI-102
  • General Biology; Animal Systems
  • 4
  • BI-120
  • Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • 4
  • BI-231
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I
  • 4
  • BI-232
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • 4
  • BI-233
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology III
  • 4
Complete the Following
  • MA-112
  • Medical Office Practices
  • 4
  • MA-115
  • Phlebotomy for Medical Assistants
  • 1
  • MA-115L
  • Phlebotomy for Medical Assistants Lab
  • 1
  • MA-116
  • Introduction to Medications
  • 4
  • MA-117
  • Clinical Lab Procedures I
  • 1
  • MA-117L
  • Clinical Lab Procedures I Lab
  • 1
  • MA-118
  • Examination Room Techniques
  • 5
  • MA-118L
  • Examination Room Techniques Lab
  • 1
  • MA-119**
  • Medical Assistant Practicum
  • 9
  • MA-121
  • Clinical Lab Procedures II
  • 1
  • MA-121L
  • Clinical Lab Procedures II Lab
  • 1
  • MA-145
  • Insurance & Health Information Management
  • 5
  • PSY-215
  • Introduction to Developmental Psychology
  • 4

Computation Related Instruction

Complete MTH-054
  • MTH-054
  • Medication Calculations for Medical Assistants
  • 4

Communication Related Instruction

Complete WR-101 or WR-121 (preferred)
  • WR-101
  • Communication Skills: Occupational Writing
  • 3
  • WR-121
  • English Composition
  • 4

Human Relations Related Instruction

Complete PSY-101
  • PSY-101
  • Human Relations
  • 3

**To meet graduation requirements in addition to successful completion of courses, the MA student is required to: participate in an unpaid, supervised externship in an ambulatory care setting; perform 20 hours of public health-related community service; register for the CMA (AAMA) certification exam.
Core curriculum is sequential and may not be taken out of order. Core curriculum is intended to be completed over three consecutive terms in one academic year.
For the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam, direct inquiries to: AAMA Certification Department at or by phone 800-228-2262.
Note: All clinical/practicum courses are Pass/No Pass. All other courses are letter graded and must be passed with C or better. All related instruction courses may be taken prior to entering the MA program.
Total Credits Required: 49