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Pioneer Pacific College is a career-focused, private college with four campuses in Oregon. For almost 30 years, Pioneer Pacific College has been educating successful professionals in some of the most popular career fields, including Business, Healthcare, Information Technology and Legal. Degree programs are available with day, evening or weekend schedules.
When you choose Pioneer Pacific College, you get:
- Hands-on training in popular career fields
- Financial aid for those who qualify
- Career placement assistance
- Online library resources
- Small, more personal classroom sizes and more!
The Medical Assisting program is designed to prepare the graduate for an entry-level position in a physician’s office or medical clinic. The program emphasizes the development of clinical skills to train students for positions such as medical assistant, medical receptionist, health plan coordinator and medical insurance customer service representative. Students learn not only in the classroom, but also in a laboratory which simulates the facilities, equipment, and records found in both the clinical and administrative areas of ambulatory care centers. Students are introduced to the field of limited radiography typical in hospital and clinical settings. Students gain knowledge and X-Ray skills regarding the head, spine, chest and ribs, abdomen, upper and lower extremities and feet. Acquired skills are demonstrated using an on-site, energized X-Ray lab. Safety measures, positioning techniques, and film assessment will be covered. In addition to classroom and lab instruction, students spend the last 180 hours of their program on an externship site, where, under supervision, they experience firsthand the working environment they are preparing to enter.
The X-Ray portion of the Clackamas Medical Assisting with Limited X-Ray course takes place at the Health Career Institute location.
Pioneer Pacific College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award diplomas, associate’s degrees and bachelor’s degrees.