Medical Assisting Certificate
Area of Study: Medical Assisting
Degree/Certificate: Certificate of Proficiency
View cost of attendance information for Academic Year 2023-2024
Contact the Financial Aid office regarding certificate eligibility.
If you are not an active Tri-C student, you must apply to the College first. 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.
The Medical Assistant is a multi-skilled professional who assists the physician with patient care's administrative and clinical aspects. The program includes courses to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. There are courses in administrative, clinical, and communication skills; ethical and legal standards of medical practice; and a "hands-on" clinical practicum experience. Graduates are eligible to take the National Certifying Examination given by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).
OUTCOME: The Medical Assisting Program at Cuyahoga Community College has a retention rate of 74% for the admission cohort that entered in 2020. Several support services are available to students to complete the program successfully.
OUTCOME: The Medical Assisting Program at Cuyahoga Community College has a job placement rate of 60% for the 2020 graduates. There are several support services to assist in job placement.
OUTCOME: The Medical Assisting Program at Cuyahoga Community College has an exam passage rate of the CMA (AAMA) exam of 50% for the 2020 graduates.
Upon completing the program, a student will complete 210 hours of a supervised, non-paid practicum.
The Cuyahoga Community College Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
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For information on student health requirements, contact the program director.