Area of Study: Medical Assisting
Degree/Certificate: Associate of Applied Science degree in Medical Assisting
If you are not already an active Tri-C student, you must first apply to the college. If you are interested in more than one health careers program, you must submit a separate health careers application for each program. You may only apply to three programs at one time.
What is Medical Assisting?
The Medical Assistant is a multi-skilled professional who assists the physician with the administrative and clinical aspects of patient care. Medical assistants work alongside physicians, mainly in outpatient or ambulatory care facilities, such as medical offices and clinics.
About Our Program:
Cuyahoga Community College was one of the first five Medical Assisting Program Accredited in the USA, and the first in Ohio. This distinction has led to a program that has grown and expanded as the need for Medical Assistants has increased in the everchanging world of health-care.
The Cuyahoga Community College Medical Assisting Program includes courses in administrative, clinical, and communication skills; ethical and legal standards of medical practice; and a "hands on" clinical practicum experience. Upon successful completion of the program a student will complete 210 hours of a supervised, non-paid practicum. Graduates are eligible to take the national Certified Medical Assisting examination given by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). The shift in health-care is moving toward a more ambulatory environment and it is in this health-care environment that the CMA (AAMA) will be needed.
Why are more employers hiring CMA9 (AAMA)?