Medical Assistant Certificate

Is health care your passion? Your opportunities are endless at Glen Oaks Community College  

The Certified Medical Assistant is one of the most sought after careers in the healthcare field as a result of the diversity in the skill preparation. The Medical Assistant’s skills are utilized in both the administrative and clinical aspects of the medical office. Phlebotomy, medical administration and surgical assisting are among the many clinical skills acquired in the Medical Assisting Program. Employers of our students when surveyed regarding the last 5 years have reported 100% satisfaction in our Graduates. Likewise students are equally satisfied with the quality of the education that they receive and their preparedness to walk into a job immediately after graduation.

The Glen Oaks Community College Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs is located at 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763, Phone: 727-210-2350, www.caahep.org

Graduates of the accredited program are eligible to sit for the national certification examination. Passing the examination allows the graduate to become a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA-AAMA). The Medical Assistant can further his or her education by earning an Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health. The Medical Assistant Certificate is a competency-based program of study. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the job growth is expected to be 23% between the years of 2014-2024 with a Median Pay of $15.17 per hour or $31,540 per year.
 

Annual Medical Assisting Advisory Board Meeting

Carol Naccarato, Director of Allied Health/Medical Assisting, lead the yearly meeting on March 21, 2018 at Glen Oaks Community College. The purpose of the Advisory Board is to assess the needs of the program by gathering input from the medical community, students, instructors and a Medical Advisor.

During the meeting, the program director presented the outcomes from the yearly review by the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). The yearly data as well as the five-year weighted average data demonstrated compliance with outcome thresholds in student retention, job placement, graduate satisfaction, and employer satisfaction.

The Medical Assistant program is proud to report that it has met and exceeded all outcomes as identified in the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) standards over the past 5-year period. Over the past five-years 80% of the students that start the medical assisting program complete it (retention). During a graduate survey our Medical Assistant graduates report 100% satisfaction (Grad Sat) with the program. Within that same 5-year period, 90.32% of our students are employed (placement) after completing the program and their employers when surveyed are 100% satisfied (Emp Sat) with our graduates preparation and readiness to take on the job. 92% of our students have passed the national Certified Medical Assistant (American Association of Medical Assistants) CMS (AAMA) Exam (Exam Pass) on the first attempt. For full explanation and to see all of the outcomes see the Outcomes Assessment section below.

We invite the health community to offer insights, ideas and suggestions to help us constantly assess, update and improve our delivery of education to our Medical Assisting students.

 

Glen Oaks Community College Medical Assisting Outcomes Assessment

Submission of an Annual Report Form (ARF) is required of all Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited medical assisting programs. The report is submitted through the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). The ARF is used for reporting the outcomes identified in the Standards: retention, job placement, graduate and employer satisfaction, and medical assisting credentialing. The data is reported for a five-year period.

2017 Annual Report Dashboard – MAERB

Institution Name: Glen Oaks Community College
City, State: Centreville, Ml
ID Number: 6085
Program Type: Certificate

 

Year Retention Placement Grad Part Grad Sat Emp Part Emp Sat Exam Part Exam Pass # Grads
from admissions cohort
>=60% >=60% >=30% >=80% >=30% >=80% >=30% >=60%
2016 83.33% 100.00% 75.00% 100.00% 50.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 4
2015 88.89% 100.00% 62.50% 100.00% 62.50% 100.00% 87.50% 85.71% 8
2014 80.00% 87.50% 62.50% 100.00% 57.14% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 8
2013 83.33% 80.00% 40.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 80.00% 5
2012 66.67% 83.33% 66.67% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% NA NA 6
5 year 80.00% 90.32% 61.29% 100.00% 65.22% 100.00% 96.15% 92.00% 31

 

Retention: Reflects the percentage of Medical Assisting students that graduated versus those that started but did not complete the program.

Placement: Reflects the percentage of Medical Assisting students that were employed after completing the program.

Grad Part: Graduation Participation reflects the percentage of Medical Assisting graduates that filled out and returned a Survey of the Medical Assisting program and its quality.

Grad Sat: Graduation Satisfaction reflects the percentage of Medical Assisting graduates that expressed satisfaction with the education that they received in the Medical Assisting program.

Emp Part: Employee Participation reflects the percentage of Employers of our Medical Assisting graduates that filled out and returned a Survey regarding how well the Glen Oaks program prepared their newly employed Medical Assistant.

Emp Sat: Employee Satisfaction reflects the percentage of Employers of our Medical Assisting graduates that filled out and returned a Survey regarding how well the Glen Oaks program prepared their newly employed Medical Assistant.

Exam Part: Exam Participation reflects the percentage of Glen Oaks Medical Assisting graduates actual took the national Certified Medical Assistant (American Association of Medical Assistants) CMA (AAMA) Exam.

Exam Pass: Exam Passage rate reflects the percentage of Glen Oaks Medical Assisting graduates who actual took the national Certified Medical Assistant (American Association of Medical Assistants) CMA (AAMA) Exam and passed it on the first attempt.

# Grad: Number of graduates per year of the program for the last 5 years.
 

ALH Board Meeting

Attendees pictured front row from left to right are: Jo Hagood, Sturgis Medical Group Administrative Director, Deb Lane, Community Health Center of Branch County Practice Manager, Shannon Menz, ProMed Family Practice, and Janice Reed, St. Joseph County Human Services Commission. Back row from left to right are: Carol Naccarato, Director of Allied Health/Medical Assisting, Kristy Davis, D.O., Medical Advisor, Marlene Livingston, Clinical Instructor, Brandi Monroe, Administrative Instructor, Katrina Mitchell, student, Tom Stoll, St. Joseph County Commission on Aging, and Dr. David Devier, President, Glen Oaks Community College.
 

Glen Oaks Program Information

Medical Assistant Brochure (PDF)

 

Scholarship Contest Winner

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At GOCC, Emily Strickland (on the left in front) was the winning student from our past MA program.

Read Emily’s winning submission “Why I chose Medical Assisting as a Career” here.