The first step is to complete the application to Whatcom Community College. Click here for general information about Whatcom and to complete the application online. This application has no cost and only takes 5-10 minutes to complete.

1 - Apply to Whatcom Community College.

Students must be enrolled at WCC and have an active student identification number (SID) in order to apply to the MA program and pay related fees.

2 - Obtain and complete MA selective application forms.

To obtain MA selective application forms...

3 - Pay application fee and submit all supporting application materials.

Students must pay a $25 program application fee and submit application forms with all supporting materials, on or before the application deadline to be considered.

How Are Students Selected for the MA Program?

How is the final selection made and how will I know if I have been accepted to the Medical Assisting degree or certificate program?

If accepted, what are the additional MA program requirements?

Students accepted into to the Medical Assisting Degree or Certificate programs will need to show documentation that indicates they have begun required immunization series.
  • Please note: Entry or acceptance into the Medical Assisting program does not guarantee students a job placement, nor does it guarantee a practicum placement in Whatcom County.  Practicum placements often require successful interviews and background checks.  Also, due to increased competition for practicum placements in Washington State, Whatcom Community College cannot guarantee that student practicums will be in the last quarter of the Medical Assisting program classes.

Background Checks and Drug Testing

Acceptance into the Medical Assisting Degree/Certificate Programs requires a Washington State Patrol background check to support clinical placements.