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Medical Assistant One-year Certificate

This program map provides information on program requirements and the sequencing of courses to complete the Medical Assistant One-year Certificate.

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  • Why Medical Assisting?
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  • Why Should You Go into Medical Assisting?

    NOTE: This program has special admission requirements and enrollment limits, with class cohorts beginning each fall. For more information, see the Program Information Bulletin.

    LBCC Medical Assistant Program Annual Report Form 2018 (pdf)

    Medical Assistants perform a variety of basic medical duties, mostly in medical office settings. LBCC's Medical Assistant program is a two-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program that provides training in office administration, medical procedures, and people skills necessary for a successful medical career.

    Medical assistants perform a variety of basic medical duties, primarily in the outpatient setting. These duties may include:

    • Taking patient histories
    • Recording patients' vital signs
    • Collecting and preparing laboratory specimen.
    • Preparing patients for exams, X-rays, and procedures
    • Taking patient EKG's
    • Phlebotomy, wound dressing, and other duties

    Medical assistants may also have clerical duties, which may include completing insurance forms, scheduling appointments, billing, and bookkeeping.

    The Medical Assistant program at Linn-Benton Community College has a job placement rate of 93.3% for the admission cohort that entered in 2016.

    Nationally Certified
    LBCC's Medical Assisting program prepares you to function under the supervision of a licensed physician or health care provider. Our program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP) in collaboration with the American Association of Medical Assistants. Our graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination, conducted by the Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants.

  • Career Information


    Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.

    The typical education level for this career is a certificate from the AAMA.

    The median hourly earnings for this career is $18.00-$20.00.

    Annual Openings: 2,044

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  • Learn What Our Former Students Had to Say About the Program

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    Ana Lara

    AAS, Medical Assisting, 2016 graduate

    PTK Honor Roll student, GPA: 3.76

    High school: Hammond High School, Indiana

    "Medical assistants are on the front line and often the first person the patient sees. It's important that they make the patient feel safe and cared for. Being in the medical assistant program is like being part of a big family. It's amazing. All of the faculty are great. They were so supportive and everyone worked together. When I came into the program, I was in my own shell. The instructors pulled me out of my shell and encouraged me. I'm so excited! I know I will make a great medical assistant!"

    Scholarships Received:

    LBCC Foundation Medical Assistant Program Directors Scholarship; Community Services Consortium Vocational Scholarship

Medical Assistant Facility

As of May 2017, we moved into a new building with state-of-the-art equipment! The new Healthcare Occupations Center is focused on healthcare and allows us to collaborate with other healthcare programs at LBCC.