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Program Goal, Objectives & Outcomes: Medical Assistant


To prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior), learning domains.

Objectives & Outcomes

Upon completion of our program, you will:

  • Objective: Be prepared for and eligible to take the American Association of Medical Assistants Certified Medical Assistant (CMA AAMA) Exam or the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) Medical Assistant exam.
    • Student Learning Outcome:
      • You will achieve a passing grade on 5 mock certification exams, which will help you pass the CMA AAMA Exam or NCCT Exam.
  • Objective: Demonstrate effective communication with patients, families, and other health care professionals in an ambulatory care setting.
    • Student Learning Outcomes:
      • You will demonstrate good communication skills by using eye contact, appropriate language, and effective listening.
      • You will demonstrate written communication skills in the medical setting by using correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Objective: Show respect for diversity of culture, age, and gender in the ambulatory care setting.
    • Student Learning Outcomes:
      • You will develop cultural self-awareness by learning from others.
      • You will avoid imposing your own values on patients in order to help them.
  • Objective: Demonstrate that you are prepared academically and that you are competent to function as an entry-level medical assistant.
    • Student Learning Outcomes:
      • You will complete the clinical skills checklist prior to graduation, and you will finish with a grade of 75 % or above.
      • You will implement the knowledge and theory you learned in the classroom in your clinical hours.
      • You will deliver safe, quality care by being ethical and professional in an ambulatory care setting.



Trinity River Campus

Health Care Professions
Advising Resource Hub

Janette Keen
Health Care Professions Advisor

Call 817-515-1484


Advising by Appointment

Fall & Spring Hours
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Summer Hours
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Updated January 20, 2022