Applications are open!

Apply in Winter 2024 to begin your cohort in Fall 2024.

  The application deadline for the Medical Assisting Program has been extended until all seats have been filled for the 2024-2025 cohort beginning Fall 2024.  Please contact Vicky Soladey for further information.

Prepare for a career in Medical Assisting


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.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Accreditation

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

Eligibility for Medical Assistant Licensure

The Medical Assisting Program at Lower Columbia College is known to meet the state education requirements for a Medical Assistant - Certified license in the state of Washington.  Lower Columbia College has not determined if the medical assisting program meets the state education requirements of any other state.  Those seeking Medical Assistant licensure in any state outside of Washington are advised to contact the state regulatory agency for the state in which this information is needed.


Program Reports

Contact Medical Assisting Program

Healthcare Program Inquiries

  Bev Ylen, Health Programs Coordinator
  (360) 442-2860

Medical Assisting Program Information & Advising

For initial advising contact the One Stop Center. For subsequent advising contact Vicky Soladey:

  Vicky Soladey, Program Director
  (360) 442-2878

  Health & Science Building (HSB)

We are located on the second floor of the Health & Science Building (HSB). Stop by during regular office hours, or call (360) 442-2860 to make an appointment.