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Gainful Employment Disclosure

Wenatchee Valley College publishes outcomes information on programs that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation, in compliance with the Department of Education’s final rule on Program Integrity Issues (Federal Register, October 29, 2010). This requirement applies to training programs that are at least one academic year but are not degree programs; at WVC, most one-year certificate programs are included.

The following information is provided to meet these requirements and provide additional information to students and prospective students about certificate program outcomes.


Program Name and Length
 Medical Assistant
This program prepares individuals to become medical assistants. Medical assistants perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician. 
Level of Program:
Program Length:
Four quarters (twelve months) 
Cost of Program
Total tuition and required fees for the entire program completed in normal time
Total estimated costs for books and supplies for the entire program
Total annual room and board charges for living on campus
College cost information: 
Debt at Program Completion
Number of students completing the program in 2011-12 with any student debt:
For all students completing the program in 20011-12, the median cumulative debt for:
     Federal student loan debt: $9,649
     Private loan debt: $0
     Institutional financing plan debt: $0
Program completion in normal time
Number of students completing the program in 2011-12: 
Number of students who completed the program within 12 months (four quarters) of first enrolling:
On-time graduation rate, 2011-12:
Job Placement
Occupations that students are prepared to enter: 
Medical Assistant (SOC code 31-91092.00)
Placement rate
WVC does not have access to data that allow reporting annual job placement rates for specific programs. For information on post-program employment and wages for the medical assistant program, see the Washington Careerbridge.gov website. 

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