PC Medical Assisting Program Provides Nationally Accredited Graduates to Fill Need in Healthcare Industry

Peninsula College’s Medical Assisting Program offers students the opportunity to gain professional skills in an in-demand field, that they can apply both regionally and nationally. Graduates are required to pass a national credentialing, exam in order to obtain their Department of Health issued Medical Assistant – Certified credentials.

What’s so great about being nationally accredited? The virtues of accreditation are many, and outlined by the Medical Assisting Education Review Board:

• Accreditation assures professional competence

• Accreditation offers standardization, uniformity, and consistency

• Accreditation requires external verification, review, and validation

• Accreditation protects resources

• Accreditation enhances the institution’s reputation

• Accreditation is public

• Accreditation travels well

• Accreditation advances the profession

Accreditation StatisticsMAERB ThresholdPCMA Averages from the 2018 cohort year of the 2019 Annual Report Form
Graduate Satisfaction80%100% (92.86% responding)
Positive Job Placement60%93% (93% responding)
Employer Satisfaction80%100% (69.23% responding)
Exam Participation30%100% (100% responding)
Exam Success Rate60%93% (100% participating)

Designed to provide instruction and training that can lead to family-wage, benefited jobs, Peninsula College’s Medical Assisting Program partners with the North Olympic Healthcare Network, Olympic Medical Center, Forks Hospital, Jefferson Healthcare, Jamestown Family Health Clinic, and more.

Every newly enrolled full-time professional/technical (vocational) student attending PC in 2021-2022 will receive a guaranteed $1,000 award, through the Peninsula College Foundation.

Applications are being accepted now for a fall start. To learn more, visit pencol.edu/MA

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