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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 69.2% 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 81.82% 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 94.12%.
      

Accreditation

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

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