Medical Assisting – Anne Arundel Community College

To recruit, retain and graduate self-directed, self-determined and market-ready citizens of the world who are “change leaders” in their respective field of study.

To attract, nurture and prepare market-ready medical assistants through excellence in program curricula, high-quality instructors, meaningful didactic and laboratory learning, and clinical experiences that enhance student knowledge, meet market demands, enhance the health of the community, and promote lifelong learning.

Goal 1
“To prepare competent entry-level Medical Assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains.” (, 2015)

Goal 2
To, at least annually, assess the appropriateness and effectiveness of program resources (e.g., Resource Matrix) related to faculty, clerical and resource staff, curriculum, finances, offices, classrooms, laboratory and ancillary facilities, clinical affiliates, equipment, supplies, computer resources, instructor reference materials and faculty/staff continuing education.

Goal 3
To ensure a curriculum where students progress through the program in a logical sequence of classroom, laboratory and clinical instruction to achieve program goals.

Goal 4
To create shared interdisciplinary learning experiences for students with an emphasis on ethical, moral and diversity issues.

Goal 5
To emphasize a holistic approach in the management of client/patient care.

Goal 6
To form linkages with professional organizations that will accept students as members.

Goal 7
To provide experiences for students that create opportunities for communication among other health care providers, and the community.

Goal 8
To maintain a diverse advisory board by identifying within the community, the internal and external stakeholders, including students, graduates, faculty, administration, employers, physicians and public members.

Goal 9
Maintain Clinical and Administrative Quality Review Committees to conduct, at least biannually, analysis of program quality, program resources, courses, curriculum and outcomes measures.

Goal 10
To establish, maintain and nurture relationships with clinical sites and preceptors that provide for a variety of quality experiential learning opportunities, and entry-level employment opportunities.

Goal 11
To identify current industry and community needs both in academic, clinical practice and cultural contexts.

Goal 12
Ensure the content and competencies included in the program’s curriculum meet or exceed those states in the CAAHEP Curriculum Standards and Guidelines.

Goal 13
Provide students with an unpaid, supervised practicum of 160 hours in an ambulatory health care setting.

Goal 14
Ensure students have mastered and demonstrated the knowledge, skills and behaviors of the CAAHEP MAERB Core Curriculum in performing clinical and administrative competencies prior to graduation.

Goal 15
Ensure that the practicum experience and instruction of students is meaningful and parallel in contents and concepts with the material presented in lecture and laboratory sessions.

Goal 16
Ensure practicum sites and affiliates provide a variety of student experiences.

Goal 17
The practicum will conduct, at minimum, one onsite visit during the student’s assigned 160-hour practicum time, but will maintain communication with the student (weekly) and preceptor (as needed) throughout the practicum.

Goal 18
Prepare students for national certification and/or credentials.

Goal 19
Conduct ongoing evaluation and assessment to ensure equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is in all courses and the program.