Next Application Period:

The Fall 2017 Medical Assisting Cohort is full, but we are accepting applications for alternates. Usually at least two alternates are able to enter the program. Please see the applications and instructions for more information.

Please contact Program Director Elizabeth Engel for information.

  eengel@lowercolumbia.edu
  360.442.2867

For specific degree requirements click the above button. Select the 'Medical Assisting' tab, then click on the Program Planner for the degree or certificate you are interested in.


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Completion (or Spring 2016 enrollment) of required prerequisite courses, each with a grade of C (2.0) or above: CS 110 or BTEC 145 (or BTEC 101, MATH 105, AH 104, AH 114, and ENGL 100 or placement into ENGL& 101
  • Minimum cumulative grade point of C (2.0) or above
  • Successful applicants will be admitted to the Fall 2017 Medical Assisting Cohort if prerequisite requirements are met.
  • An interview will not be necessary.
  • You will receive a formal admission letter with important time-sensitive instructions.
  • Please follow the instructions that accompany the application.
  • Qualified applicants from this group will be admitted based on transcript scores. In case of a tie, the application received earliest will win.
  • Scoring method: (number of credits) x (course grade) = score
  • Example: B- in MEDA 101...(3 credits for MEDA 101) x (2.7 for B-) = 11.1 points
  • Since CS 110 is a 3 credit course and BTEC 145 is 5 credits, BTEC 145 credits will be limited to 3 for scoring purposes
  • Support courses eligible for scoring: ENGL& 101, PSCY& 100, MEDA 101 (or BTEC 181), MEDA 102 (or BTEC 182), BTEC 171, and BTEC 172
  • Spring 2016 courses will not be scored

 


Contact Medical Assisting Program

We are located on the second floor of the Health & Science Building. Stop by during regular office hours, or call 360.442.2860 to make an appointment. 

Healthcare Program Inquiries

  Bev Ylen, Health Programs Coordinator
  360.442.2860
  bylen@lowercolumbia.edu

Medical Assisting Program Inquiries

  Elizabeth Engel, Program Director
  360.442.2867
  eengel@lowercolumbia.edu

Medical Assisting Program Advising

For initial advising contact the Entry Center. For subsequent advising attend an orientation/advising session with Elizabeth Engel.

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