Program Effectiveness Data

The Progress of the Medical Assisting Program

 Washington County Community College is accredited by the Commission on Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).  Every year ongoing and annual activities are monitored by surveys and an annual report. Accredited programs are monitored and must meet the following thresholds:

  • Student Retention rate of 60 percent
  • Job Placement of students placed in medical assisting or related field with a rate of 60 percent
  • Graduate Survey Participation of 30 percent of all graduates and Graduate Survey Satisfaction of 80 percent of returned surveys
  • Employer Survey Participation of all graduates placed in medical assisting or related field of 30 percent
  • Employer Survey Satisfaction of returned surveys at 80 percent
  • Credential Exams Participation of all graduates at 30 percent and
  • Credentialing Exams Passage Rate of all the students who graduated within the specific year who took the exam at 60 percent

Exam Passage Rates
The exam passage rate for 2019 graduates is 80%.

Student Graduation Total # who took an exam Total # passing CMA (AAMA) Exam Passage Rate
2019 5 4 80%
2018 4 4 100%
2017 9 8 89%
2016 13 13 100%
2015 12 11 92%
Total 43 40 93%


WCCC’s medical assisting exam passage rate exceeds the 60% threshold set by MAERB.

MAERB is a Committee on Accreditation (CoA) of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). MAERB is an autonomous unit within the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE). The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) is a sponsoring organization of MAERB.

Program Contact:  Cindy Moholland, MBA, CMA (AAMA), PBT (ASCP); Program Director, 207-454-1016,