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    Information Sessions

    We highly encourage students to attend an information session to learn more about the programs and profession. Information sessions are open to the public and prior registration is not required. Please check back to see when the next information session will be.

    Full-Time Faculty

    Kaisa Larson, BHS, MA

    • Education:
      Master of Arts degree, Health Education; University of Alabama; Tuscaloosa, Alabama
      Bachelor of Science degree, Health Science; University of South Dakota; Vermillion, Alabama
      Associate of Applied Science Degree, Medical Assisting; Lower Columbia College; Longview, Washington

    • Professional Experience:
      Medical/Office Assistant- 8 years
      Instructor-Tillamook Bay Community College- 3 years
      Instructor- Clatsop Community College- 3 years
      Past Certified member of AAMA (American Association of Medical Assistants)

    Part-Time Faculty

    Sue Boulden - BSN, CMA

    Dawn Heater, Instructor, Medical Office

    • Experience:
      Medical Office Administration since 1983

    Practice Consultant since 2002
    MHCC Instructor since 2009
    Medical Office Procedures
    Understanding Medical Insurance

    Marilyn Pratt

    • Education:
      Bachelor of Science, Business Administration (Southern Oregon University), 1977
      Associate of Applied Science, Office Administration (Southern Oregon University), 1975
      Associate of Applied Science, Medical Transcription (Mt. Hood Community College), 2004
    • Experience:
      Currently work as a Specialty Coder for the Physician Business Office, Providence Health System.
      Over 10 years’ experience working in orthopedics, internal medicine, and plastic surgery practices.
      Instructor, Medical Billing I & II, Applied Billing and Coding
    • Professional Organizations:
      Active Member American Academy of Professional Coders
      Past President, American Academy of Professional Coders, Portland Metro Chapter, 2014
    • Certification:
      Certified Professional Coder 

    Financial Aid

    Students may qualify for financial aid and are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. This application includes grants, loans, and work study. Information about financial aid, including instructions for completing the FAFSA, is posted on the MHCC Financial Aid webpage. Scholarships are also available.

    To avoid missing financial aid deadlines and opportunities, it is recommended that the FAFSA be completed on January 1 for the following academic year or at the time of program application. Financial aid inquiries may be directed to FinAid.Mail@mhcc.edu.

    Disability Services

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA & ADAAA) and Rehabilitation Act Information

    Mt. Hood Community College does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admissions or access to its programs, services and activities. If you have a disability and need accommodations, auxiliary aides, or services, please contact Disability Services at (503)-491‐6923 or dso.web@mhcc.edu. Individuals are not required to disclose disability in the admissions process. Disability Services staff can provide assistance and guidance during the application process if you have any questions. Individuals with disabilities are required to meet the essential functions of the curriculum and program with reasonable accommodations.

    Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

    The College shall comply with all local, state and federal laws related to equal opportunity and affirmative action in its employment practices, services, programs and activities. The College is committed to providing an inclusive environment and equal opportunity to all persons and prohibits all forms of discrimination based on age, gender, race, color, religion, physical or mental disability, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran’s status, familial relationship, expunged juvenile record, or other status or characteristic protected by law, or association with individuals in such protected status or characteristic.


    The College promotes non‐discrimination by maintaining a respectful working and learning environment free of all forms of discrimination and harassment. It is against district policy for any manager, supervisor, faculty, staff or student to engage in discrimination of any member of the College community based on race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, marital status, disability or sexual orientation. The College shall comply with all local, state and federal laws with regard to nondiscrimination.

    Veteran Services

    If you are a veteran, member of the Reserves or National Guard and plan to take classes, you may be eligible for educational benefits through the Department of Veterans' Affairs or Oregon Department of Veteran Affairs. Benefits may also be available to eligible spouses and/or children of veterans.