NIAGARA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Nursing and Allied Health

Contact

Johanna Armstrong, MSEd, RN, CMA (AAMA), PBT (ASCP)
Coordinator
Phone:
716-614-6222 x4842
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.

Annual Outcomes Reporting

2016 MAERB Annual Report Form (ARF)

Accreditation ID Code: 5839
Submitted to MAERB: 3/29/2017

Outcome 5 Year Weighted Average (%)
Retention Rate 64.05%
Job Placement Rate 84.95%
Employer Satisfaction Rate 100.00%
Graduate Satisfaction Rate 100.00%
National Certification Exam Passage Rate 86.11%

Expected Growth of Occupations1

NYS Department Of Labor (DOL) Long-Term Projections

NYS DOL Long-Term Industry Projections estimates Ambulatory Health Care Service Industry Employment will increase in NYS by 39.1% and in WNY by 24.3% by 2024.2

NYS DOL Long-Term Occupational Employment Projections, 2012 – 20223
  NY State Western NY
2016 Annual Wage, Entry-Level MA $26,310 $26,790
Employment Change 23.7% 18.7%
NYS Employment Prospective Very Favorable Very Favorable

1Data Gathered from https://www.labor.ny.gov/stats/lsproj.shtm
2Retrieved 4/26/2017 from NYS DOL Employment Projections https://www.labor.ny.gov/stats/2014-2024-Statewide-2012-2022-Regional-long-term-industry-projections.xls
3Retrieved 4/26/2017 from NYS DOL Employment Projections https://www.labor.ny.gov/stats/2014-2024-Statewide-2012-2022-Regional-Long-Term-Occupational-Projections.xls

 

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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