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.

Steps to admission:

  1. Attend information session or make advising appointment
  2. Apply to PCC
  3. Take placement test or get credit for previous coursework
  4. Submit Transcripts
  5. Complete prerequisite classes and earn points toward admission
  6. Complete the application
  7. 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.

Application deadlines
Term you want to start First chance to apply Deadline
Spring 2015 - Willow Creek October 27, 2014 December 18, 2014
Fall 2015 - Cascade Campus April 20, 2015 June 19, 2015

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.

Practicum Requirements

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 healthca@pcc.edu or 971-722-5667.