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 2017 graduates is 89% 

Year of Graduation Total # who took an exam Total # passing CMA (AAMA) Threshold passage
2017 9 8 89%
2016 12 11 92%
2015 12 11 92%
2014 13 11 85%
2013 8 8 100%
Total 54 49 91%


WCCC’s medical assisting exam passage rate exceeds the 30% 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,