The Lake Land medical assistant program is a CAAHEP accredited program training students in both administrative and clinical roles. In these positions, duties may include patient care, phlebotomy, injections and assistance with minor office procedures, scheduling and billing. The goals of the program are to prepare competent entry level medical assistants in the knowledge, skills and behavior learning domains.
Students who complete the program will take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the medical assistant field is expected to grow by 23% through 2024, much more rapidly than the average occupation, and Medical Assistants earn an average salary of $35,720 or an average hourly wage of $17.17. The average wage for a Medical Assistant can vary depending on the industry in which they decide to practice.
Graduates of the Medical Assisting program have a 100% pass rate on passing the certification exam on the first try and are highly sought after in our area. Most of our students enter the workforce after graduation at doctors’ offices immediately following graduation of the program.
The Medical Assistant program is available as a two-year associate in applied science degree or one-year certificate program. The program will also be offered in a hybrid format – all classes will be offered online with two evening labs each week – in addition to the traditional classroom program offering.
Medical Assistant is a special admission program requiring applicants to meet a specific list of criteria.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Lake Land College Medical Assistant Program Goal: To prepare competent entry level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
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“I work nights at a local hospital and I go to school during the day. It’s hard sometimes, but I love what I do and I love the Medical Assistant program.”
The Medical Assistant program at Lake Land College received accreditation status from the Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in March 2021 upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
“The accreditation process evaluates multiple categories of the program or institution including curriculum standards, courses and goals, adequate facilities and equipment for training as well as several other aspects. By attending an accredited program, you can be sure that you are making a good investment financially and that you can trust the education you are receiving.”
~ Lake Land College Medical Assistant Program Director/Instructor Molly Yeske
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
The Medical Assisting Technical Certificate and/or Associates of Applied Science degree Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763