Medical Assisting Certificate
Area of Study: Medical Assisting
Degree/Certificate: Certificate of Proficiency
Contact the Financial Aid office regarding certificate eligibility.
25400 U.S High
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.
The Medical Assistant is a multi-skilled professional who assists the physician with the administrative and clinical aspects of patient care. 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 71% for the admission cohort that entered in 2018, there are a number of support services available to students so that they can successfully complete the program.
OUTCOME: The Medical Assisting program at Cuyahoga Community College has a job placement rate of 83% for the 2018 graduates. There are a number of support services to assist in job placement.
OUTCOME: The Medical Assisting program at Cuyahoga Community College has an exam passage rate for the CMA (AAMA) exam of 78% for the 2018 graduates, which is 10% above the national average. The CMA(AAMA) is the gold standard certification for Medical Assisting.
Upon successful completion of 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 (www.caahep.org), 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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