McCann Technical School
Medical Assisting

Department Faculty
Terry LeClair, AS, RMA (AMT), Program Coordinator | Phone Ext. 182
Erica Garofalo,

Medical assisting is one of the nation’s fastest growing careers particularly for those with formal training and certification according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. Increases in our aging population, the need for more support personnel in the expanding group practices, clinics, and healthcare facilities are reasons for the increasing need for medical assistants. Our medical assisting program prepares individuals to function in a physician’s office or health care facility performing both business administration and clinical medical skills.  Business aspects of the program of instruction include correspondence, medical records management, insurance coding and billing, appointment scheduling, and medical transcription.  Clinical aspects of study include preparation of the patient for and assisting with physical examination and treatment, measurement of vital signs, patient education, preparation and administration of medications, routine laboratory testing and procedures including blood drawing, spirometry, and performing electrocardiography.  Medical assisting offers many opportunities for advancement.  Certified medical assistants can advance to office manager, clinical supervisor or a variety of administrative positions.  The medical assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).  Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL  33763, tel. 727-210-2350.

Job Outlook* – 29% growth in demand for medical assistants is projected from 2016-2026

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Program Goals and Objectives


  1. To provide a curriculum in medical assisting based on the Standards and Guidelines for an Accredited Educational Program for the Medical Assistant

A. The student will demonstrate entry-level competency in the cognitive (knowledge),
psychomotor (skills), and affective (behaviors) learning domains.

B. The student will demonstrate proficiency in the administrative skills of an entry level
medical assistant

C. The student will demonstrate proficiency in the clinical skills of an entry level medical

D. The student will demonstrate knowledge of the didactic learning of the medical assistant

E. The graduate will obtain a job as an entry level medical assistant

F. The graduate will demonstrate personal behaviors consistent with the expectations of the
profession and employer

2.  To provide an academic program leading to certification as a medical assistant

A. The graduate will apply to write and successfully complete a credentialing exam

3.  To provide a program that encourages personal and professional growth

A. The graduate will pursue continuing education and/ or membership in a medical assistant organization

2017 Annual Report Outcomes


Job Placement 100%
Graduate Satisfaction 100%
Employer Satisfaction 100%


National Certification Exam Pass Rate 96.15%
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