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Official Catalog Spring 2023 
Official Catalog Spring 2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Assisting, AAS

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CIP Code: 51.0801
New York Hegis Code: 5214

Program: MATG

Medical assistants are multiskilled health professionals specifically educated to work in a variety of healthcare settings performing clinical and administrative duties.  The practice of medical assisting necessitates mastery of a complex body of knowledge and specialized skills requiring both formal education and practical experience that serve as standards for entry into the profession.

The goal of the Medical Assisting Program is to prepare medical assistants who are competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the profession. Graduates of the Medical Assisting program must be able to complete all cognitive objectives and psychomotor and affective competencies as set forth by the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). To meet these objectives and competencies, entering students must be able to participate in classroom and laboratory activities.  Professional level CPR and First Aid training will be included in course work.  Upon successful program completion, graduates may apply to take the AAMA National Certified Medical Assistant exam (CMA).

Students need to be aware of the protected practice of the licensed professionals in New York. Infringement can result in felony.

There are no technical standards required to participate in the program.

Graduates of this degree plan will achieve the following program and institutional outcomes:

  • Communicate and collaborate professionally and effectively with patients, healthcare team, and third party providers in diverse environments.
  • Demonstrate a mastery of a complex body of knowledge and specialized skills in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
  • Demonstrate and practice behavior consistent with the legal and ethical standards of the profession.
  • Demonstrate standard, quality, safety, and risk-reduction precautions in the healthcare setting.
  • Utilize appropriate current technology and resources to locate and evaluate information needed to accomplish a goal, and then communicate findings in visual, written and/or oral formats.
  • Transfer knowledge, skills and behaviors acquired through formal and informal learning and life experiences to new situations.
  • Employ strategies for reflection on learning and practice in order to adjust learning processes for continual improvement.
  • Follow established methods of inquiry and mathematical reasoning to form conclusions and make decisions.
  • Participate in social, academic, and professional communities for individual growth and to function as a citizen of a multicultural world.

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