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- The prepare youth and adults to enter, compete and advance in an ever changing world of work.
The goals of the Medical Assistant/Medical Administrative Assistant program are:
- Student/graduate has skills adequate to function as an entry level Medical Assistant or Medical Administrative Assistant Program.
- Student/graduate competently assists the physician..
- Student/graduate displays good communication skills.
- Student/graduate utilizes critical thinking and problem solving skills.
- Student/graduate uses measures to improve and maintain safety in the facility.
- Graduate is prepared to sit for and pass the national exam(s).
The learning objectives for the Medical Assisting program are:
- Gain career awareness and the opportunity to prove their abilities in their career choice.
- Enhance their education experience by receiving laboratory and clinical experience related to their career interests prior to graduation.
- Receive greater meaning and comprehension for formal course work by integrating classroom studies with laboratory exercises and formal clinical experiences.
- Receive exposure to specialized facilities and equipment sometimes unavailable in the classroom setting.
- Develop confidence, maturity, responsibility, and skills in human relations.
- Increase employability potential after graduation.
- The student must achieve a 70%, C, or above in each didactic course comprising the curriculum of the program.
- The student must achieve a 70%, C, or above in each clinical course comprising the curriculum of the program.
- The student must achieve a 70%, C, or above on all competency evaluations.
- The student must complete an average of 1100 contact hours.
- The competencies required of each graduate of the Medical Assistant/Medical Administrative Assistant Program are designed to comply with the competency requirements set forth by the National Healthcareer Association.