The Washington County Career Center – Adult Technical Training is pleased to announce the Medical Assistant program has received accreditation from the AAMA (American Association of Medical Assistants).
The accreditation process is conducted every nine years by a third-party accrediting agency to ensure the Medical Assistant program offers a quality program that meets or exceeds the standards of CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs). This allows the program graduates to sit for their AAMA CMA certified medical assistant certification.
Erica Chidester, emphasized the importance of accreditation, “As the medical assistant program director, it is imperative that the program is running at the highest level of education for our students. I consistently look at the standards and ensure that the instructors are teaching to meet the accreditors’ standards. We are fortunate to have a highly qualified team of instructors who teach to the highest level. This certainly shows in our high pass rate and job placement rate for the medical assistant program.” Chidester expressed her appreciation to her team, “Thank you to my team of instructors who helped with this intense accreditation process and work every day to make the program successful.”
Accreditation is a laborious process that can take six to twelve months. It involves a review of items such as the admission process, financial aid, resources for the student, program curriculum, competency check-offs, clinical sites, and instructors. The process also included a visit to the school by representatives of the accrediting agency and interviews with past students and local employers.
More information on the Medical Assistant program can be found by visiting mycareerschool.com or calling 800-648-3695.