The ECC MDA program empowers graduates to pass the CMA exam. The graduates of the MDA program enrich our communities by contributing to the service work force, providing competent collaborative care in a diverse and ever-expanding allied health field.
The Medical Assistant Program is designed to train competent professionals to meet the needs of an ever-expanding allied health field. The main campus in Union, as well as the Rolla site, offers a complete associate degree and a certificate option. The main campus offers a traditional day program and the Rolla site offers an evening option to meet the needs of all students. The program combines both formal education and practical experience to help participants master the complex body of knowledge and specialized skills necessary for a successful career. The program prepares competent, entry-level medical assistants in knowledge, skills and behavior learning domains. Program options and courses are located under the degree / certificate tab. Please note that coursework denoted in red are required for the Certificate in Medical Assistant and the additional courses denoted in black are required to complete the Associate Degree.
Medical Assistants directly influence the public health and well-being. Specific job tasks include bookkeeping, coordinating appointments, patient interaction, coding paper and electronic health files. Medical Assistants may also take patient vital signs and help with injections, examinations and lab test preparations under a doctor’s supervision.
The Medical Assistant program prepares students to demonstrate successful entry level competence in the domains and subdomains established by CAAHEP- Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and MAERB- Medical Assisting Education Review Board.
- American Association of Medical Assistants – AAMA (www.aama-ntl.org/)
- Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, ( CAAHEP) (www.caahep.org)
- Medical Assisting Education Review Board (www.maerb.org)
- Medical Assistant-Certificate of Achievement-Gainful Employment Disclosure:
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- 2019 MAERB Annual Report –Certificate Degree – 2017 Student Retention Rate: 78.26%
The East Central College Medical Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158 Clearwater,FL 33763
727-210-2350 – www.caahep.org