The University of Providence expects to offer the following program in January 2018.


Medical assistants are trained professionals who work in clinical settings that include outpatient care, ambulatory care, medical offices, and clinics. A medical assistant handles administrative and clinical tasks and responsibilities in a patient care setting.

Examples of administrative responsibilities may include greeting patients, answering telephones, scheduling patient appointments, updating patient medical records, submitting insurance claims, and arranging laboratory services.

Examples of clinical responsibilities may include preparing patients for medical examinations, recording medical histories, assisting physicians during examinations, explaining treatment procedures to patients, removing sutures and changing dressings, and performing basic laboratory tests including blood draws.

The University of Providence Medical Assistant Certificate program provides patient-centered care that is delivered using safe, accountable, and ethical behaviors to promote the profession through lifelong learning.

Pending final approval, the program will be offered in the state of Oregon in 2018. The program will then expand to other states in 2019. Applications for a January 2018 start date will open on October 1, 2017.


The application for the January and August 2018 Medical Assistant Certificate Program in Oregon will open October 1, 2017. Please review the Program Requirements section for application details and find the Application Packet here.


Learn more about the Medical Assistant Certificate Program.


Find out what you need to do to qualify for the University of Providence Medical Assistant Certificate Program, including application instructions.


Learn more about tuition and program fees. Financial aid for this program will be available in 2019.


Learn more about the program curriculum that includes the completion of five academic courses in 12 months.