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

This program will be offered in the state of Oregon in 2018. The program will then expand to other states in 2019.

Program Format

Coursework is delivered online; all competency testing is completed in an in-person classroom. This program is completed in a sequenced, cohort model. Students complete one online course every eight weeks and finish the program in 10 months. All students must attend a face-to-face program orientation prior to the start of the program. New cohorts begin in January and August each year.

Program Cost

Providence St. Joseph Health and Partner organization caregivers are eligible for special tuition pricing for this program.  The cost of tuition for this program is $6,000.  A $100 lab fee is assessed for each of the five courses.  With the PSJH special pricing, caregivers, spouses/partners and dependents pay $3,500 for tuition plus the lab fees.  Please click on the Financing link below for further program cost information.

Financial aid is not available for this program.

This information is based on the 2018-19 school year.  Tuition is subject to change each academic year.

How to Apply

  • Program Application: Applicants must complete an online certificate program application at
  • Official Transcripts: Applicants must submit official transcripts showing completion of a high school diploma or GED
  • Grade Point Average: Applicants must have a 2.7 or greater GPA to apply to the program
  • Personal Essay: Applicants are required to complete personal essay.
  • Clinical Placement Requirements: Since all students complete their clinical placement in a patient care environment, upon acceptance into the program the following will be required:


Jamie Owens, Senior Project Manager
Phone: 406.791.5221



The application for the August 2018 and January 2019 Medical Assistant Certificate Program in Oregon is now open. Please review the Program Requirements section for application details and find the Application Packet here.