New Immunizations and Background Check Procedures for the Medical Assistant Program
All immunization documentation and criminal background checks for the Medical Assistant program must now go through our online databank system. If you plan to take the Pre-Extern Group (PEG) classes, you must have your immunization records uploaded into this system (Complio) and have your documentation approved in order to receive a permission code for these classes.
The immunization account is active for one year at a cost of $15. The background check starts at $55 and can increase if you have lived in several counties or states. The background check is valid for six months from the completions date. You will be notified by your instructor when to start your Criminal Background Check. This notification will occur while in the PEG classes. Your Complio account and the Criminal Background Check need to be complete in order to receive a permission code to register for HLTH 251. Click the link for the directions on how to create your account, upload your immunizations and complete your background check . Please look over the immunization guide and TB information letter before visiting your health care provider for clarification on the immunizations required. Also note that the Hepatitis B immunizations and testing can take up to eight months to complete, if you have never had any vaccinations in this series.
Please see the information and advising sessions for dates and times of advising and academic planning sessions.
Medical Assisting Applicants
There is a $35.70 file establishment fee for the Medical Assisting program. This is a one-time, non-refundable fee and can be paid to the Everett Community College Cashier. Please complete your application and the Criminal History Form and bring them along with your receipt to the Health Professions Service Center.
Medical assistants enjoy an exciting, challenging career that is essential to patient care. Medical assistants are multi-skilled health professionals specifically educated to work in ambulatory settings performing administrative and clinical duties. The practice of medical assisting directly influences the public’s health and well-being, and requires mastery of a complex body of knowledge and specialized skills requiring both formal education and practical experience that serve as standards for entry into the profession.
EvCC offers a nationally accredited certificate program, one of the nation's best based on the number of students who pass the national examination. Employers prefer to hire certified workers who have passed the national exam. You can earn a Certificate in Medical Assisting (83 credits) with the options of an Associate in Technical Arts (90 credits) or Associate in Applied Science-Transfer (105 credits).
The Everett Community College Medical Assisting Certificate Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 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, phone: 727-210-2350.