Admission to the program
The Medical Assisting program accepts 24 students each spring and fall term. Spring term students begin at Willow Creek Center, Fall term students begin at Cascade Campus. Students are selected based on a competitive point system. For information on how to receive points, see the advising guide. Please check your PCC email regularly during the admission process. All communication related to your application and admission will be done through your PCC email account.
Steps to admission:
- Attend information session or make advising appointment
- Apply to PCC
- Take placement test or get credit for previous coursework
- Submit Transcripts
- Complete prerequisite classes and earn points toward admission
- Complete the application
- Admission Notification
When to apply
Students with the same number of points will be accepted in the order their completed application was received, so apply early.
|Term you want to start||First chance to apply||Deadline|
|Fall 2016 – Cascade Campus||April 18, 2016||June 17, 2016|
|Spring 2017 – Willow Creek Center||October 24, 2016||December 15, 2016|
Cohort and schedule
Students will become part of a cohort (a group of students who take classes together). The Medical Assisting program is a Certificate program, and students go full time for 3 terms during the day.
After admission to the program, but before beginning directed practice, students may be required to complete some or all of the following: criminal background check, proof of immunizations, and a ten-panel drug screening. There will be a cost to the student associated with completing this requirement (see program costs). For more information about practicum requirements contact Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 971-722-5667.