There's Still Time to Apply for the Fall 2019 Cohort!


Are you interested in Medical Assisting? You could be working in the medical field in a year! The next Medical Assisting cohort begins September 2019 and concludes August 2020. Courses that you’ve completed for entrance to the nursing program will apply to an AAS degree in medical assisting, and space is available for fall!

Nursing pre-requisite courses that will apply to the Medical Assisting degree requirements include (in bold):

  • AH 114 (2 credits) or PSYC 200 (5 credits)
  • ENGL& 101 (5 credits)
  • ENGL& 102 (5 credits) or CMST& 220, formerly SPCH 110 (5 credits)
  • College-level math (MATH numbered 100 or above) - MATH 210 (5 credits)
  • MEDA 120 (5 credits) or BIOL& 241/242 (10 credits) 
  • PSYC& 100 (5 credits)
  • Diversity course (from DIV course list) (5 credits)
  • Natural Science course (other than BIOL above), such as BIOL& 160 (5 credits) 
  • AH 100 (Bloodborne pathogens) or 7 hours of state-approved HIV/AIDS education, (such as what is required in a nursing assistant course)
  • Electives (5 credits) or more – (such as NUTR& 101, BIOL& 260 or CHEM&121)

For more information, contact Elizabeth Engel, Medical Assisting Program Director and Academic Advisor, at (360) 442-2867 or by email at For full degree requirements, please see the Medical Assisting AAS program planner.

Our Mission

We are committed to preparing students to meet the educational requirements for Washington State's MA-C credential, and for national testing at the highest standard.

Our Accreditation

The Lower Columbia College Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Our Faculty & Staff

We are here to help you reach your educational goals. Don't hesitate to contact us if you need help! Our contact information is at the bottom of every page.

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

Medical Assisting Program Inquiries

  Elizabeth Engel, Program Director
  (360) 442-2867

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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