Physicians value Medical Assistants’ versatility and view them as vital partners in the medical office.

Medical assistants are multi-skilled personnel who perform administrative and clinical procedures in a variety of health care settings, including physician offices, clinics and group practices.

Medical assistant is one of the fastest growing health care careers in the country, and certified medical assistants are in high demand in Northwest Montana.

FVCC’s Medical Assistant program can be completed in one year (three consecutive semesters) and includes 180 hours of clinical experience in various medical offices within the community. Graduates of the program are prepared to sit for the CMA (AAMA) Certification Examination administered by the Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants.



Student Support Center Advisor

Russ Lamson

LRC 147C

(406) 756-3885
Faculty Advisor

Chris Degenhardt, CMA (AAMA)

Medical Assistant Program Director

BC 123B

(406) 756-4582

For general information, contact the Admissions office: (406) 756-3847.

Accrediting Information

The FVCC Medical Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Medical Assistant Education Review Board.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158

Clearwater, FL 33756


Graduate Outcomes

The Medical Assisting program had an Annual Report of 100% student retention and job placement for students graduating in 2019.