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North Shore Community College

Medical Assisting Certificate (MAC)
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    American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)
    A national organization that promotes the medical assisting profession. The AAMA collaborates with The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), who accredits medical assisting educational programs. Our program is CAAHEP accredited and graduates are eligible to sit for the AAMA's voluntary, national certification exam. Upon successfully passing this exam, an individual is awarded the credential of Certified Medical Assistant CMA(AAMA)

    Bureau of Labor Statistics

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides valuable information on occupational and economic trends. This is a great resource to explore different occupations in terms of job descriptions, employment projections, as well as regional and national salary information.

    Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

    CAAHEP is a non-profit agency that accredits programs in various allied health professions. Based upon the recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board (CRB) of The American Association of Medical Assistants' Endowment (AAMAE), this program is accredited by CAAHEP.






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