Medical Assisting - What You'll Learn

Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the CMA program are eligible to sit for the national certification exam, which may be completed at the Health Education Center. The cost of the national certification exam is included program tuition and fees. By the end of the 4-quarter (1-year) program, CMA students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and competency of medical front office administrative skills, including electronic record keeping, clerical responsibilities, scheduling appointments, insurance verification, reception, effective communication and critical thinking skills.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, use effective verbal and written communication skills with physicians, peers, healthcare workers, and patients as would be necessary in an ambulatory care setting.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of psycho-social skills relative to patient needs self-growth and personal development.
  4. Possess and use clinical skills and knowledge relative to the daily functions of an ambulatory care setting.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of job readiness with resume building, interviewing skills, and complete competency in all basic medical assisting skills by successfully completing a practicum in an ambulatory care facility.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of State, Federal and AAMA regulations in regards to credentialing and certification.

Learn more about course planning in the Certified Medical Assisting program. 

Program Outcomes

Student Retention

97.6% in 2018
81.8% in 2017

Job Placement

87% in 2018