Medical assistants work alongside physicians, mainly in outpatient or ambulatory care facilities, such as medical offices and clinics. Medical assistants are instrumental in helping patients feel at ease in the physician’s office and often explain the physician’s instructions. Our Medical Assisting graduates are recognized for their training and are likely to find employment.
The Medical Assisting program at Yakima Valley College (YVC) combines convenient online instruction, laboratory simulations, and supervised clinical practice. Preparing students for employment in a flexible field that provides the opportunity for change and growth. Graduates can expect to practice their profession in medical offices, clinics, and other healthcare settings.
Application and Acceptance Period
YVC offers one opportunity for application and acceptance to the program. A separate program application is required, with 35 students accepted annually, each fall quarter with a deadline of June 1st by a competitive point system.
Program Outcome Information
Outcomes from 2020
Student Retention – 92.59%