NIAGARA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Nursing and Allied Health

Contact

Johanna Armstrong, MSEd, RN, CMA (AAMA), PBT (ASCP)
Coordinator
Phone:
716-614-4842
Email: jarmstrong@niagaracc.suny.edu
Location:
C-149

Medical Assistant, A.A.S.

Overview

Medical Assistants are multi-skilled allied healthcare professionals who perform a wide range of roles in the physicians offices, clinics, immediate care/mash centers, and in other organizations.

They are crossed trained and proficient in multitude of administrative and clinical duties. Medical Assistant students will complete an unpaid supervised practicum of 160 in a healthcare setting, in their last semester of the program. Graduates are qualified for a career involving entry-level clinical and medical office procedures.

Program Goals and Objectives

  • To graduate quality students into the field of medical assistants.
  • To graduate entry level healthcare professionals into the field of medical assistants.
  • To prepare students to take the Certified Medical Assistant exam, as per accreditation standards.

Expected Growth of Occupations

Data from the NYS Department of Labor predicts that New York will need approximately 15,560 new healthcare practitioners and healthcare technicians per year to meet the needs of the state's health care system.

Expected Growth of Occupations
*Data taken from NYS Occupational Handbook

1. Graduates of the Medical Assistant program are satisfied with the education they receive here at NCCC, as there is a 100% graduate satisfaction rate over the past 5 years.

2. Employers of the Medical Assistant program are satisfied with our graduates here at NCCC, as there is 100% employer satisfaction rate over the past 5 years.

Medical Assistant Catalog Information

Spotlight

Medical Assistants students work closely with an outside healthcare agency that needs assistance to improve the quality of client activities and or another project. For the past few years we have used an assisted living facility in Ransomville and raised monies for gym equipment, and last year we raised enough money for a pool table, that has enhance their activities.

The Medical Assistant 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), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL  33756, (727) 210-2350, http://www.maerb.org.

The program has been placed on Probationary Accreditation as of September 18, 2015.

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