Medical Assistant Program Goals and Objectives

Program Goals

Berkeley College’s Medical Assistant Associate in Applied Science degree and certificate programs prepare students to enter the high-demand field of healthcare and to work in a variety of settings, including physicians’ offices, hospitals, and other professional healthcare facilities. Graduates are prepared to meet both the clinical and administrative challenges of today’s rapidly changing healthcare environment.

The program is designed to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. This is accomplished by providing curriculum relating to patient care skills, general study, and administrative/business skills.

The goals for completion of the medical assisting program are:

Program Objectives

The objective of the Medical Assistant program is to train students in the skills and competencies required to perform the clinical and administrative duties of a medical assistant. The program objectives are based on the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domain competencies established by the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) as outlined in the 2015 Standards and Guidelines for Medical Assisting Educational Programs.