Graduates of the medical assisting program can secure employment in medical offices or ambulatory clinics. In the State of Maine, medical assistants work under the direction of health care providers. Upon graduation, students are eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assisting Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) http://www.aama-ntl.org/ national certification exam.
The Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board.
In 2018 there were 19 graduates from the Medical Assisting Program, and 16/19 or 84 percent of those graduates have been employed as a medical assistant, or in a related field. Employers of those graduates report 100% satisfaction with the skills and knowledge possessed by the recent NMCC graduates. Of these 19 graduates, 15 pursued credentialing exams and 13 passed the exam, establishing an 87% pass rate.
This program’s goal is to provide entry-level medical assistants to local employers to support our healthcare system – the impressive outcomes have become a source of pride for both the NMCC community and local medical professionals.