Physician Assistant Program
Area of Study: Physician Assistant
Degree/Certificate: Post Degree Professional Certificate / Master's Degree Affiliation
The Physician Assistant program at Tri-C leads to a Post-Degree Professional Certificate in Physician Assistant Studies and through a partnership with Cleveland State University, students simultaneously earn a Master of Science in Health Sciences degree with a concentration in Physician Assistant Science.
Average cost of the PA program at Tri-C for in-county residents: $29,248.06.
Average incoming overall GPA of the graduating Class of 2014: 3.72
Average incoming overall GPA of the graduating Class of 2015: 3.72
Average incoming overall GPA of the graduating Class of 2016: 3.64
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT NATIONAL CERTIFICATION EXAM (PANCE)
Graduation from a Physician Assistant program that is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) is required prior to registering for the Physician Assistant National Certification Exam (PANCE). The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) publishes first time test taker pass rates for all PA programs as well as the national pass rate for first time test takers yearly.
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Cuyahoga Community College/Cleveland State University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Cuyahoga Community College. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.
Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be March 2017. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.
- PA Student Information Packet
- Technical Performance Standards
- Physician Assistant Program Mission,Vision, and Goals
- PA Program Outcome Competencies
If you are interested in learning more about the TRI-C/CSU Physician Assistant Program please plan to join us at our next information session. Open information sessions are held by the program throughout the year, the presentation is structured for individuals interested in pursuing an exciting career as a Physician Assistant. Please note that all future scheduled events and cancellations will be listed on the website. Please check back regularly for more information. If the college is closed due to weather or any other unforeseen event, sessions will be rescheduled as soon as possible.
Date: Monday July 20, 2015
Time: 5:00-6:30 PM EST
Location: Cuyahoga Community College Western Campus
11000 Pleasant Valley Road
Parma, OH 44130
Building WSS G4A (near lower level atrium)