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Medical Assisting

Program Description:

The primary goal of the Medical Assisting program is to prepare competent entry-level Medical Assistants in the knowledge (cognitive), skills (psychomotor), and professional behavior (affective) learning domains. Students with different learning styles will obtain knowledge (cognitive domain) by using lecture, visual aids, assessments and externships to ensure mastery of core content. Students will learn professional behavior (affective domain), through the use of scenarios to demonstrate communication and critical thinking skills which will prepare them for situations they will experience in the workplace. Additionally, students will learn and practice “hands on” (psychomotor domain) skills in the laboratory setting before attending externship to verify competency as an “entry level medical assistant.”

Claudia Guillen,RMA, RN, BSN
Medical Assisting Program Coordinator

Office: LT Lowell-Talbot Bldg Rm 304
Phone: (978) 656-3024

Accreditation and Program Outcomes

Middlesex Community College Medical Assisting Certificate Program has the following outcomes for students admitted in 2016 (for Retention and Job Placement) and to those who graduated in 2016 (for the Exam outcome).

Program Retention 94.74%
Job Placement Rate 88.89%
Passage Certification Exam 92.86%

Middlesex Community College Medical Assistant Certificate Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health programs ( upon recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL  33763

Last Modified: 10/23/19