Medical Assisting


Connie Lieseke

Office: HOC 135


Barbara Parker

Office:  HOC 118


Are you interested in working in a physician's office as a Medical Assistant, Medical Receptionist or in Medical Billing and Coding?

The next information and pre-advising sessions for new students in the Medical Assisting and Medical Receptionist programs will be held Monday, November 24, 2014 from 3:00-4:30p in the Health Occupations Building Room 139, Bremerton Campus.

No RSVP is required; new students only.

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Need even more information on the Medical Billing and Coding Program?

Click here for the course curriculum

The Medical Assisting Certificate of Specialization is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of
Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756

Medical assistants are multi-skilled practitioners who perform a wide range of roles in physicians’ offices and other health care settings performing both administrative and clinical duties.

There are two options for preparation for this career at Olympic College The certificate Program is a 4 quarter, full-time program which begins every September and runs for a year. It requires a total of 61 credits. The program concludes with a supervised, unpaid externship in a medical office.


To begin this program on a full time basis, students need:

  • Accuplacer test scores for Math which place students in MATH 099 or higher. Alternatively, successful completion of MATH 094 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  • Accuplacer test scores for English which place students in ENGL 101. Alternatively, successful completion of ENGL 099 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.


Good physical and emotional health to withstand the stresses of a fast-paced medical office environment that has many interruptions to well-planned schedules.