The LSC Medical Assistant program is a 40-credit diploma program that starts once a year in Fall semester. The admissions process is competitive. It’s a separate process from becoming an LSC student. All Medical Assistant program applicants who complete minimum admission requirements by the application deadline will be considered for admission to the Medical Assistant program. Meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission into the Medical Assistant program.

Step 1: Before applying

  • Fall semester Applications will be accepted starting Feb. 1st, for the 28 available slots until the program is full. Priority Applications are due by March 1st.
  • The Medical Assistant Program starts in Fall semester.
  • “Pre-program” courses (shown in the program guide) can be in-process at the time you submit your application but you must be able to complete these courses by the time the program begins.

Declare your major

By submitting this application, I am declaring Medical Assistant as a program.

Become an LSC student

  • Before you begin the LSC Medical Assistant application, apply and become an LSC student, if you have not already done so.
  • Important: You must declare your academic program of interest to apply to a Medical Assistant program. You can do this when you apply to LSC or by meeting with an advisor.

Complete pre-program courses and requirements

Complete all “pre-program” requirements / courses specified in your program guide.

Apply while attending pre-program classes

Medical Assistant applicants may apply while attending pre-program classes (example: ADSC 1430, ALTH 1410, BIOL 1000). However, all pre-program requirements (Math, English/Reading, GPA requirements) must be met before the program starts, unless prior approval is giving by program coordinator.

Note: If you attended college somewhere else (including the military), you may be able to transfer credits that meet your pre-program course requirements.

LSC Professional Advisors
We highly recommend you meet with a Health Sciences Academic Advisor as you begin your program and throughout to address any questions you may have.

Background check
If you have been arrested, charged, or convicted of any criminal offense, you should investigate the impact that the arrest, charge, or conviction may have on your chances of employment in the field you intend to study.


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

Graduates of the Medical Assistant program at Lake Superior College are satisfied with the education they receive at Lake Superior college, as there is an average 100% graduate satisfaction rate over the past five years.  In addition, the five year employer satisfaction rate is 100%.

Student selection
Please refer to the Medical Assistant handbook for more details about the student selection process.