May 21, 2024  
Yakima Valley College Catalog 2022-2023 
Yakima Valley College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Assisting, AAS

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Combining convenient online instruction, laboratory simulations, and supervised clinical practice, this certificate prepares students for a career as a medical assistant. Instruction includes core courses essential to health care professionals and specialty courses in medical assisting. Simulations of patient examination rooms, a laboratory, and a front office reception and business area in the allied health laboratory allow for hands-on practice of essential psychomotor skills. Clinical practice in local physician’s offices and clinics provides actual experiences to prepare students for entry-level positions as a medical assistant.

This Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is 90 credits in length. A program application is required after students complete the first 38 credits of core courses, with 35 students accepted annually each fall quarter (August 1st) by the use of a competitive point system. Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will receive an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Medical Assisting.

For more information: or 509-574-4913.  Students must place into ENGL& 101 before they can start Allied Health Technology core course work.

Required Courses

Total Credits 90

Core Competency Codes

♦ Computation
• Communication
■ Human Relation

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