More About Medical Assisting

  
      Frequently Asked Questions  

 

Medical Assisting End of Program Learning Outcomes

The Lorain County Community College Medical Assisting Certificate Program is designed to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.  At the completion of the Medical Assisting Program Graduates will be able to:

  • Practice as competent entry-level medical assistants (Cognitive & Psychomotor)
  • Will perform within the legal and ethical boundaries or the medical assistant’s scope of practice (Cognitive & Affective)
  • Will value the needs of each patient and their family while recognizing and respecting cultural diversity, beliefs and dignity of humanity (Cognitive & Affective)
  • Will identify, respond, and respect issues of confidentiality and treat patients with compassion and empathy (Cognitive & Affective)
  • Will communicate effectively, professionally and be culturally sensitive with patients, providers and staff (Cognitive & Affective)
  • Will participate as a member of the health care team while in the office setting of their clinic/hospital (Cognitive)
  • Will maintain current within their field through certification and continuing education (Cognitive & Psychomotor)
  • Will commit to become lifelong learners (Cognitive & Affective)

Program Outcomes

  • The Lorain County Community College Medical Assisting Program has a job placement rate average of 76.83% over the past five years.
  • Graduates of the Medical Assisting program at Lorain County Community College are satisfied with the education that they receive. There is a 100% graduate satisfaction rate over the past five years.
  • The Medical Assisting Program at Lorain County Community College has an average retention rate of 81.13% for the past five years, and there are a number of support services available to students so that they can successfully complete the program.
  • The five-year average for employer satisfaction is 94.44%.
      

Accreditation

 

The Lorain County Community College Medical Assisting Certificate Program is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (http://www.caahep.org/) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (http://www.maerb.org/Home/tabid/126/Default.aspx).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: 1-727-210-2350

Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB)
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 1575
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 1-800-228-2262