We will accomplish our program mission by:
- Providing a competency based education in medical assisting that enables the student to work effectively in both the clinical and administrative aspects of the ambulatory care setting.
- Providing information and education that will enable the student to practice ethically and within the scope of medical assisting.
- Encouraging the student to display flexibility, cooperation and critical thinking in working with teams to provide patient care.
- Providing an educational background that will encourage the student to participate in continuing education activities and to strive to grow and manage change in their careers.
Specific program outcomes are:
- To graduate 70% of students who enter the program within 5 years.
- Graduates will pass the CMA (AAMA) certification examination on first attempt at 80%.
- Graduates will work in a health care capacity within one year of graduation at 70%
- The graduates will rate the program overall as satisfactory at a 70% level.
- Employers will rank Lakeland graduates as prepared at the entry level for a medical assistant at 70%.
The medical assisting program at Lakeland Community College has a job placement rate of 90% for the graduating cohort of 2020. Lakeland offers students supportive services to assist in job placement.
The medical assisting program at Lakeland Community College has an exam passage rate of 87.5% for the 2020 graduate cohort.