Waco, Texas — The Certified Medical Assistant program at McLennan Community College has earned accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) after an extensive two-year self-study process, an on-site visit by the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) and a vote by the CAAHEP Board of Directors.
“We’re proud to have earned this accreditation,” said David Choate, program director. “Nine students enrolled when the program began three years ago and now we have over 60 who will participate in clinicals this summer. Accreditation is a great accomplishment for a new program.”
In order to be accredited, programs must meet the 236 related accreditation criteria in the Standards and Guidelines of Medical Assisting. More than 400 medical assisting programs are accredited by the CAAHEP, including 15 in Texas.
More information about McLennan’s Certified Medical Assistant can be found at www.mclennan.edu  by searching for “CMA.”