Medical Assistant-backup

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The Medical Assistant program is a certificate program which can be completed in five to six quarters. The program trains individuals to assist health care providers in their offices or other outpatient medical settings in both clinical and administrative procedures. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a Certificate of Completion from Central Oregon Community College. At that time students are eligible to submit an application and, if accepted, sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) CMA Certification examination. Upon passing the AAMA exam, medical assistants have earned the CMA (Certified Medical Assistant). Only graduates of designated accredited medical assistant programs are eligible to sit for the AAMA CMA Certification Examination.


The primary goal of the COCC Medical Assistant Program is to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains (as defined by the Commission for Accreditation of Allied Health Education).


The Central Oregon Community College Medical Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: 727-210-2350

Central Oregon Community College is accredited by The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Refer to or contact them at 8060 165th Ave. NE, Suite 100, Redmond, WA 98052. Phone: 425-558-4224.

Central Oregon Community College Medical Assistant Program has Employer and Student Satisfaction Ratings greater than 95%
(5-year average of students and employers surveyed)


Deborah Malone

(541) 383-7292

Our Allied Health Information Session will:

  • Describe each occupation. Topics will include typical clinical and administrative duties, certification, licensing, etc.
  • Review the structure, length and cost of the programs.
  • General information

Click here for a schedule of sessions.