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Medical Assisting

ACCREDITATION

The Metropolitan Community College Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org), upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2350 
www.caahep.org

What is 'Medical Assisting (MDace)'?

Medical Assisting is one of the fastest growing healthcare occupations today. Medical Assistants may provide clinical assistance in many areas from obtaining patient history and vital signs to venipuncture. In addition, the Medical Assistant may be called upon to perform administrative/managerial duties, such as scheduling appointments and ordering supplies or assisting with the hiring and/or evaluation of employees. The Medical Assisting Program at Metropolitan Community College bases the instructional method around three Learning Domains:  Cognitive (didactic or theory), Psychomotor (clinical skills or competencies), and Affective (how the administrative and clinical skills or competencies affect the patient). The Medical Assisting student who has completed all of the Medical Assisting course work at MCC will graduate with a certificate and be eligible to sit for the National Certification Exam for the Medical Assistant from the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).

Program outcomes

The five-year weighted average for Retention in the Medical Assisting program at Metropolitan Community College is 81.43 percent, based on the most recent annual report form submitted to the MAERB office. The five-year weighted average for Exam Passage is 93.55 percent.

Is it for you?

The successful MA is compassionate, organized, detail-oriented and friendly. Being willing to work as part of a team is essential in the world of the medical assistant. Patients need a caring, friendly face and doctors need dependable, accountable employees on their team. If you have these qualities, then medical assisting may be just the career you are looking for.

Jobs and Salary Expectations

Employment may be found in a variety of healthcare settings through the community. Salary expectations vary, based on those settings, but range from $12 to $15 per hour to start, depending upon healthcare experience.

Program Faculty

Dona Marotta, MHA, CMA (AAMA) – program director/instructor

Program Description

  • Medical Assisting (MDACE) - certificate of achievement,  provides classroom instruction, laboratory experience and a one-quarter externship to prepare the student for the role of a medical assistant

  • The one quarter externship is the last quarter of the program and has daytime hours. 

Credit Classes and Registration

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  • Register for classes - Students cannot register for classes until they have received an acceptance letter from the office of Health and Public Services. Because certain criteria must be met before students can submit an application, students applying for the Medical Assisting program must meet with an advisor before submitting the application. Applications are due July 1 for the Fall quarter start of the program. An appointment with an advisor can be made by calling MCC's Call Center at 531-MCC-2400.

Medical Assisting Application

Gainful Employment Information

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "Prepares students for Gainful Employment in a recognized occupation."  The following are Gainful Employment program(s), meaning they are certificate program(s) that are intended to lead directly to employment. We hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.

Medical Assisting (MDACE) - Certificate of Achievement