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Charter College Online Reviews of Certificate in Medical Assistant

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Annual Tuition: $17,289

60% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
44% of students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student Reviews - Certificate in Medical Assistant

Student Reviews - Certificate in Medical Assistant

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Reviewed: 6/19/2023

Degree: Medical Assistant

Too expensive, quadruple the amount of regular community colleges and none of the credits transfer if you ever want to progress and go into nursing. They make you apply and use financial aid even when you prefer to pay out of pocket. Only good thing is I met some amazing people, became friends and stayed in touch. Just go to regular community college to get your certifications.

Brandi jean Fasching

Reviewed: 12/29/2021

Degree: Medical Assistant

Charter college is a great school being on campus helps a lot with learning the hands-on skills you need for the real-world workplace. If you live out of state there are online classes. I love charter and my instructor is the best! Please come to charter college and start earning your degree today

Kaytlinn Lamme

Reviewed: 10/27/2021

Degree: Medical Assistant

I started Charter College with the intention of getting my CMA certificate in a matter of 10 months. The enrollment process was fairly easy, but the enrollment personnel definitely brush over a lot of things. First, I wasn't told that at the end of your program, you have a five week UNPAID externship. I was not made aware of this until one of my instructors mentioned it to me after my second mod of school. (Keep in mind, while I was in school, I was a CNA living paycheck to paycheck.) I was trying... Read More


Reviewed: 8/11/2021

Degree: Medical Assistant

What a joke! very disappointing for 20,000$... The teachers hardly respond to your teams messeges along with emails. There is nobody on the same page or behind. HUGE LACK IN COMUNICATION between anyone you are always lost... The head person from Vancouver WA accused a student of stealing a laptop as well even though she had her own... I would not send anybody here I would tell someone to spend the extra money else where. When we went back to in person I missed the first night of my class because... Read More


Reviewed: 7/31/2020

Degree: Medical Assistant

This college is very expensive $23,100.00 for a certificate program. They will take all your FAFSA grants money plus you will need to take students loans to cover the expensive certificate program. They forced the students to take the 3 exams for the license from NHA (National Healthcare Association) even when they students are not ready to take the exams. The first exam is before take the internship. The internship is in 3 months just at the beginning when you just started the program. Then the... Read More

Amy Bettendorf

Reviewed: 12/11/2019

Degree: Medical Assistant

So far, since I have been going to this school it has been an amazing experience, the teachers and staff are all very nice and approachable.. I was looking around for a good medical program and I picked Charter College. Looking at the reviews and what the school is about, I went ahead and applied to the school.. This has been a great experience for me.. I wanted to get on the right track to be apart of the medical field and Charter College is openly and honestly helping me to achieve this goal..


Reviewed: 12/7/2019

Degree: Medical Assistant

I’m so glad I went back to school! Charter College in Pasco, WA has some of the best staff that are always willing to help. It feels like a family! We would get together in the HUB and study. I totally recommend this school for HVAC, medical assistant or dental. I’m even going back for my AA!!


Reviewed: 12/30/2018

Degree: Medical Assistant

My whole experience from the beginning to the end of the program was awesome. The staff was so supportive. If I had a specific problem and if they didnt know the answer, theyd find someone with information or a solution. The staff at my campus care and enjoyed doing their jobs.


Reviewed: 10/5/2018

Degree: Medical Assistant

I am in the Medical assistant program in Montana and I have to say that I am seeing a lot of bad reviews and people saying not to go to this school. I can honestly say that Charter is so welcoming and kind, from the moment I started school. Calls can be persistent from what seems like sales people, but they are friendly and want to get you started. I am currently taking Pharmacology and the instructor really knows her stuff and she uses different learning styles for people who need the extra help... Read More

Lesson Learned

Reviewed: 6/6/2018

Degree: Medical Assistant

It all started with wanting more information on the program and campus. From then on it was nonstop sales tactics. Receiving constant calls asking if I would be registering, telling me spots were filling up and they needed a decision right away. I'll admit I have no complaints about the first few mods, the instructors we had on campus had been there for awhile and knew their stuff. Well, most of them, one instructor seemed like they didn't care how assignments were graded and would never respond... Read More

Upset student

Reviewed: 5/30/2018

Degree: Medical Assistant

Very last module the instructor didnt know how to teach pharmacology! Was told to google and talked with the Dean to only find her laughing about the whole situation and nothing was done! Externship happened and didnt get to start on time then was told the last 5th week it was our responsibility to make up the hours!!! Highly regret trying this program & the money put into it!


Reviewed: 10/30/2017

Degree: Medical Assistant

The school does as best as it can, I see a lot of comments about job placement and work. No school can guarantee a job after graduation, they state they will help you get prepared and ready for the field. SMH The programs are perfect for something with a busy schedule, being a mother that's exactly what I needed. I would recommend this school if you're looking for something quick and direct to the career field. Honestly, do your research or go visit a campus to get your own opinion.


Reviewed: 9/26/2017

Degree: Medical Assistant

Charter College never placed me for work after Graduation. I Graduated with High Honors, had a wonderful teacher (N). The school only took my money, never followed thru with all their promises! I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL AT ALL!!!!!! Bad bad

Charter college needs to shut down

Reviewed: 10/13/2016

Degree: Medical Assistant

I was a single mother of a 1 year old and I was 20 yrs old back in 2013 when I did the medical assistant program.They sell you a dream about high paying jobs when in reality most local med assistant jobs were only offering minimum wage with no benefits unless you were bilingual. I paid my in school loans the time I was there in time every month and the month of graduation I was going to get my certificate and they said it wasn't ready needed the deans signature and she was out of town on vacation,... Read More


Reviewed: 10/20/2014

Degree: Medical Assistant

I have been struggling to receive my certificate for over a year now and I can honestly say that Charter College does not teach their classes efficiently and do not care about your education as long as you're paying their over priced tuition. When I enrolled I was told that I would be receiving hands on learning in my classes. The further I got into my program the more they started to change the rules and regulations on everything. Within a few months the 'hands on learning' was extremely limited.... Read More

My wifes helper

Reviewed: 6/12/2014

Degree: Medical Assistant

My wife has been out of school for over 30yrs, with a 9th grade education and a GED she signed up at Charter In Fife Wa. To get her prepared for re-certification with the state after a 5yr hiatus from her 25yr career as an MA. This was a new campus at the time she started there and we expected there to be some hiccup’s. However the most frustration part was that she was not told she would be facing all the topics and classes that are actually required during the "sales" portion of signing up with... Read More

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