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We are currently accepting Medical Assisting Program Applications. The application form can be downloaded and printed by clicking the link below. Hard copies are available in the Health & Science Building. See the wall display on the second floor near the elevator. Please see application form for more information. 


Not a current LCC student? Apply for admission to Lower Columbia College before you submit the Medical Assisting Program Application Form.

Program Director Elizabeth Engel

  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.

  • Completion (or Spring 2019 enrollment) of required prerequisite courses, each with a grade of C (2.0) or above: MATH 105, AH 114, and ENGL& 101
  • Minimum cumulative grade point of C (2.0) or above
  • Applicants' transcripts will be scored as shown on the application, and ranked by score.
  • If interviews are necessary (because of a high number of applicants), candidates will then be selected for interviews based on this ranking.
  • If interviews are necessary, a representative of the Nursing and Allied Health Department will phone applicants to schedule interviews.
  • Candidates will receive selection results via US Postal Service.
  • Candidates must verify acceptance by a predetermined date, or the acceptance will be forfeited and the candidate will lose cohort placement. (USPS is the only way we will notify candidates of their acceptance.)
  • Scoring method: (number of credits) x (course grade) = score
  • Example: B- in MEDA 101...(3 credits for MEDA 101) x (2.7 for B-) = 8.1 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: PSYC& 100 (or BUS 144), CS 110 (or BTEC 145), MEDA 101 (or BTEC 181), MEDA 102 (or BTEC 182), MEDA 120 (or average of BIOL 241/242 grades), MEDA 122 (or average of BTEC 154 & MEDA 298 grades), BTEC 171, and BTEC 172
  • Spring 2019 courses will not be scored
  • Grade point values: A (4.0), A- (3.7), B+ (3.3), B (3.0), B- (2.7), C+ (2.3), C (2.0)

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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