Medical Assistant Program Essential
All students must be able to perform the essential functions of the curriculum.
In addition to the general admission criteria required by the college, medical
assistant students must be able to:
- Use digital fine motor skills with both hands
continually throughout the day.
- See clearly enough to read hand-written and
- Work standing on their feet for the majority of
- Walk to and from patient service areas for the
majority of the day.
- Help patients in and out of phlebotomy and/or
examination chairs and tables.
- Write and speak to patients and staff effectively.
- Interact appropriately with patients, physicians,
peers and supervisor.
- Use good judgment to seek assistance when needed.
- Lift a minimum of 25 pounds unassisted.
- Apply safety and infection control standards
learned in the program to maintain a safe and clean environment for patients and
The mission of the Medical
Assistant Program at Moraine Valley Community College is to provide an
environment that provides the academic, social, and ethical setting that will
enable each student to achieve entry into a medical assistant career.
Provide the cognitive, psychomotor, and
behavioral elements of medical assisting as contained in the Medical
Assistant Standards and Guidelines provided by the American Association of
Create an atmosphere that promotes continuing
education as part of professional dedication and lifelong learning.
Provide the community with multi-skilled
individuals that interact with clients in a professional and empathic
The Moraine Valley Medical Assistant Certificate
Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health
Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the
recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756