Feb 02, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog

Medical Assistant, 1-yr Certificate

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Length: Program 49 credits

Program Prerequisites: 19 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost for Program: $11,707

  • Resident Tuition: $6,493*
  • Technology Fees: $637
  • General Student Fees: $407**
  • Online Course Fee: $ (if applicable)
  • Books / Course Materials: $2,250 (Some courses use Open Educational Resources (OER), which are free or low-cost materials.)
  • Program Specific Fees: $1,374 (certifications/licensure/exams, health Insurance, immunizations, application fee, background check, drug/alcohol screening and ADB-Camplio tracking account)
  • Differential Fees: $547****

Estimated Cost for Prerequisites: $3,036

  • Resident Tuition: $2,518*
  • Technology Fees: $247
  • General Student Fees: $271**
  • Online Course Fee: (if applicable)

Costs provided are estimates only. Learn more and view current tuition and fee information at https://www.lanecc.edu/costs-admission/tuition-fees-and-payments/credit-tuition

Resident tuition is based on all program requirements (general education, core, directed electives). Any prerequisites required prior to the entry of the program will be listed separately.

** General Student fees are paid once each term, depending on whether you are taking classes on Main Campus, or at one of the outreach centers or by distance learning. 

*** Any special info about program costs or expenses.

**** This is the total of all the differential fees attached to the courses in this program.

Program Learning Outcomes

The purpose of this program is to train the graduate for a successful career in the profession of medical assisting, and qualified to become a Certified Medical Assistant. The Certified Medical Assistant is a vital member of the ambulatory health care team.

Students who complete this program will be able to:

PLO 1 - Prepare patients for examination or treatment; take temperatures, measure height and weight, and accurately record information in the patient chart 
PLO 2 - Physically assist patients onto and off of exam table
PLO 3 - Sterilize instruments and stand by to assist as the practitioner examines or treats patients, or performs in-office surgeries
PLO 4 - Give medical care to patients, under the practitioner’s supervision, such as giving injections and drawing blood ; perform certain diagnostic testing in the laboratory
PLO 5 - Treat the patient with respect, maintain confidentiality, and comply with healthcare laws and ethics
PLO 6 - Perform administrative duties, which include managing an appointment schedule, organizing patients’ medical records, bookkeeping procedures, and processing insurance claims
PLO 7 - Use library resources for research and written assignments for a variety of purposes
PLO 8 - Perform mathematic equations associated with medication dosages as well as basic mathematics to process medical insurance claims
PLO 9 - Apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and medical terminology in a clinical setting

Admission Information

Students are encouraged to consult an academic advisor before applying for admission. The application and information on the point allocation system and transfer students is available in the Advising Department and on the Medical Assistant website, https://www.lanecc.edu/programs-academics/areas-study/health-medical-and-fitness/medical-assistant/medical-assistant-application-information.

The program runs two cohorts a year: Fall and Spring term. 

Program Requirements

Program Prerequisites

Program Prerequisites must be completed with a letter grade of C or better. P/NP is not accepted. Prerequisites are required for program admission. To meet minimum application requirements, additional coursework may be needed. See Academic Advisors and application packet for information.

Program Core Courses

Program Core courses must be completed with a letter grade of C or better. P/NP is not accepted. BT 165  may be completed with a C- or Pass. HP 110  satisfies the Human Relations requirement.

Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. P/NP is not accepted.


  • This program follows Certificate of Completion Requirements  unless otherwise specified.
  • The following requirements must meet universal standards order for internships: Physical examination; proof of required immunizations; tuberculosis (TB) screen; substance abuse screening (10-panel drug and alcohol screen); and criminal background check.
  • MA 112 - Medical Insurance Procedures , MA 119 - Introduction to Medical Coding and Scribing  and courses with the prefixes BT, CIS, CS, HIM, HP, PSY may be taken prior to program acceptance.
  • Cooperative Education: During the required Co-op work experience in spring term, students rotate through local medical offices and clinics in both clinical and administrative settings. Students earn college credit and gain actual work experience. Students also receive instruction in the identification and proper use of other medical equipment and valuable on-the-job training. A required weekly seminar during Winter term includes resume writing instruction, interviewing techniques, and other job-search skills. Contact Marty Pittman, Medical Assistant Cooperative Education Coordinator, Bldg. 30, Rm. 210: pittmanm@lanecc.edu 541-463-3177.

Licensing and Certification

Certified Medical Assistant: CMA (AAMA). This is a National Certification.


Accreditation Medical Assistant, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, a specialized accrediting board recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, on recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33753; https://caahep.org/; 727-210-2350

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