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Earn Your Medical Assisting (MA) Diploma

Medical assistants are essential to the success of any healthcare facility.

The Medical Assisting program at Pioneer Pacific College prepares graduates for an entry-level position in a physician’s office or medical clinic, performing both administrative and clinical tasks that keep a medical office running smoothly.

Many medical assistants gain deep satisfaction from knowing what they do on a daily basis helps others in countless numbers of ways. Because of the care and skill provided by medical assistants, many people are able to lead healthier and happier lives.

About Our Medical Assisting Program:

  • Our program can be completed in 50 academic weeks.

  • Courses are offered at our Beaverton, Springfield, and Wilsonville locations.

  • You will acquire all essential clinical skills, lab skills, and administrative skills needed for medical assisting during this program.

  • Upon graduation, students are eligible to take the National Certified Medical Assisting (NCMA) exam given through the National Centers for Competency Testing (NCCT).

  • Typical jobs for graduates from this program include Medical Assitant, Phlebotomist, Assistant Manager, Donor Processor, and Lab Assistant.

  • Our Medical Assisting Diploma Program includes 180 hours of an on-the-job externship in a real healthcare setting.

  • Students may also choose to add x-ray training to their credentials, which emphasizes the development of x-ray skills regarding the head, spine, chest and upper and lower extremities as well as safety measures, positioning techniques, and film assessment.

    • Graduates of limited X-Ray are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist’s (ARRT) Limited Scope exam in order to obtain limited licensing through the Oregon Board of Medical Imaging (OBMI).

We believe in learning by doing. That’s why our Medical Assisting program provides our students with as much experience as possible, making the transition from school to a professional work environment a smooth one.


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