FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What do Medical Assistants do?

Medical Assistants are trained to do clinical procedures in the medical office environment...

What is the Medical Assisting degree/certificate?

WCC offers two options for aspiring medical assistants: an AS degree or a certificate.

What is the difference between a Medical Assistant and a Nurse?

The training and work of a Medical Assistant is focused on the outpatient...

How is selection into the program made and how will I be notified?

Selective entry applications for the Medical Assisting degree and certificate...

If accepted, are there additional program requirements?

Students entering the Medical Assisting degree or certificate programs are required to...

What are the requirements during/after the course of study?

Within the Medical Assisting degree or certificate programs...

Are there Tech-Prep credits that I can transfer from my high school for the Medical Assisting program?

If you are currently in high school...

What is the job market like for Medical Assistants? What are the wages?

The employment outlook for this profession is in demand...

Is the Medical Assiting program accredited?

Whatcom Community College Medical Assisting Program is accredit by...