The Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) Medical Assistant (MA) Program is a fall-start, 4-quarter program.
All applicants will be notified by late July.
Acceptance to WVC does not guarantee admission into the MA Program.
Students must be 18 years of age or older before entering clinical education.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Information Sessions Every fall, winter, and spring quarter, two Allied Health information sessions will be offered. All students planning to apply to an Allied Health program should try to attend an information session (this requirement can be waived for students who live out of the area). Complete this step as early as possible. One session will be offered via ITV on Omak's campus.
Thursday, January 16th - 2:00pm - Wenatchi Hall 2105 (ITV to Omak - Friendship Hall)
Tuesday, February 11th - 3:30pm - Wenatchi Hall 2105 (ITV to Omak - Friendship Hall)
Transfer Students To determine which transfer credits meet MA prerequisites, students may request an official Credit Evaluation. This step usually takes a few weeks to complete.
Mailed applications & materials must be postmarked by the application deadline. Students who wish to have their application and/or prerequisites reviewed should schedule an appointment with the Educational Planner for Allied Health early (509.682.6830). No appointments to review applications will be scheduled during the two week window when applications are being accepted.
Complete the WVC Application. Current WVC students taking spring quarter classes do not need to reapply.
Complete the MA Application (the application will be posted closer to the due date).
Complete all prerequisites by the end of spring quarter with a "C" (2.0) or higher.
Attach sealed, official college transcripts from ALL colleges where you have earned credit (excluding WVC).
NOTE: If you are taking spring classes at another school (besides WVC), and your spring grades will not be posted on your official transcripts by the application due date, attach unofficial transcripts showing your spring grades (this is in addition to any official transcripts).
Attach a copy of your current Basic First Aid card.
Attach a copy of your current Healthcare Provider CPR card.
Ensure that your cumulative college GPA is a 2.5 or higher.
Attend an information session (see above for more information).
Selection of applicants for the MA Program is based on cumulative GPA. Students with the highest cumulative GPA are admitted.
Starting in 2014, students can choose whether or not to submit transcripts that are over 10 years old (transcripts that show credits earned within the last 10 years must be submitted). However, students should note that if they are using a class from a transcript to fulfill a prerequisite requirement, that transcript MUST be submitted.
Successful applicants will receive a packet from the Allied Health Department detailing these next steps. DO NOT include these items with the application.
Pay a $50, non-refundable, acceptance fee.
Provide documentation of 7-hour Washington state HIV/AIDS certificate.
Provide documentation of immunizations (for more information, click here).
Provide verification of major medical insurance (accident/injury).
Provide background check information.
Provide results of a five-panel drug test from a certified lab.
Complete the Allied Health Packet.
Provide proof of liability insurance (calculated into tuition and fees at time of registration; tuition receipt can thus be used as proof).
On-the-job physical requirements include: ability to lift 50 pounds, carry 20 pounds, sit for 4 hours, and stand for 8-12 hours.
Conviction of certain crimes may prevent completion of the clinical course requirements of the program and may prevent future licensure and employment in health care. A criminal record check is required prior to any clinical training experience or clinical field trips. Students with a criminal record should meet with the Dean of Allied Health (509.682.6660) to determine if the criminal history would prevent access to a health care facility. To determine if the criminal record would prevent eligibility to take the national exam, visit the AAMA website and download information from the "ethics" section.
1300 Fifth Street, Wenatchee, WA 98801 Phone: (509) 682-6800