Medical Assisting Department Mission
The Department of Medical Assistant at Broome Community College provides a sound technical and competency-based education for students in the theory and performance of Medical Assistant sciences.
The Department seeks to promote a learner-centered instructional environment that encourages critical thinking, facilitates problem solving, and creates a foundation for life-long learning. It encourages student participation in professional and civic activities in the community that are related to the profession of Medical Assistant.
Faculty and graduates act as resources to the community on technical issues and in the promotion of professional growth.
Medical Assisting Program Goals
To prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
- To provide career counseling to students seeking careers in the profession of Medical Assistant.
- To provide academic advisement and support to students pursuing an A.A.S. degree in Medical Assistant.
- To provide a cohesive curriculum in the clinical and administrative medical sciences that meets the needs of the students and employers of graduates of the program.
- To offer courses in medical assistant sciences which are current, interesting, and academically sound.
- To provide clinical education which enhances the student’s understanding of his/her academic studies and supports the student’s professional growth.
- To provide information and aid to students interested in transfer to upper division programs.
- To foster an atmosphere of professionalism and competence as our students develop their professional values.
- To supply information on and access to many facets of the profession.
- To continue program evaluation via course and curriculum evaluations, exit interviews, post graduate evaluations, and information from employers of our graduates.
- To continue faculty development and expertise.