Medical Assisting Program: A Brief Overview

The Medical Assisting Program supports the Lower Columbia College Mission by offering students a planned sequence of courses and other learning experiences designed to prepare individuals for employment in medical assisting.

The Medical Assisting Program was established in 1995. Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) has been ongoing since 1997.


Medical Assisting Handbook

In-depth information on the Medical Assisting Program, including:

  • Medical Assisting Program: History, Mission, and Outcomes
  • Miscellaneous Information and Application Process
  • Medical Assisting Course Descriptions and Sequence
  • Medical Assisting Program Polices
  • Social Media Policy
  • Clinical Course Policies and Requirements

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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