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Medical Administrative Assistant

When to Apply

The application window for the Fall 2021 cohort will open on May 5th, 2021. Please attend a mandatory Information Session prior to applying.

Mandatory Information Sessions

Attend a mandatory online Allied Health Information Session.

  • First Tuesday of every month, 12:00-1:00 pm
  • Third Thursday of every month, 5:00-6:00 pm

Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 977 676 4299

What is a Medical Administrative Assistant?

Medical administrative assistants are integral members of the medical office communication team, helping to maintain efficiency in the office.  They play a key role in patient services by answering phones, greeting patients and triaging appointments.  They often update and file patients medical records, fill out insurance forms, arrange hospital admissions and lab services, and handle a variety of other administrative tasks.

Why become a Medical Administrative Assistant?

Medical Administrative Assistants are highly sought-after in today’s growing medical field. They help to maintain efficiency in a medical office, help with scheduling laboratory visits and communicate with insurance companies. The projected growth in this industry is 23% by 2024.

How to Apply

To become a RCC student, you must fill out an online admission application from our Get Started page.

Contact Career Services to help you prepare for the AHO program interview.

This is a competitive program and not all qualified applicants may be accepted. There will be a waitlist established for those not accepted into the cohort immediately in case new clinical space is open or students decline their seats in the cohort. Any application received after the application deadline will be waitlisted.

Get your immunization records and submit your transcripts as soon as possible to secure your spot in the program. Oregon Health Authority [OHA] mandates current immunizations, American Heart Association, Health Care Provider CPR and First Aid card; a urine drug screen and a criminal history as a condition of clinical attendance for all health careers students who have direct patient contact during their program practicum (for more information please see OHA's Student Information Sheet).

Students who have not completed the above requirements will be withdrawn from the program. It is your responsibility to watch your email and  the Medical Assistant website prior to and after acceptance into the program to check for updated requirements. All communication will be via the email you used to apply to RCC.

financial aid eligibleHow much will it cost?

This program is Financial Aid eligible and upon passing the State exams, will include a State approved certificate. Funding for the Medical Administrative Assistant program is available for students awarded into the SOHOPE grant.

The program is 24-33 credits at $112 per credit for Oregon residents (not including prerequisites and applicable fees).  Follow the link for more detailed tuition rate information.

Additional Questions Contact:

For more information contact the Allied Health Occupations Office, call 541-956-7446 or email

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