ECC Medical Assisting Class of 2016 cohort
National Certification Examination
CMA (AAMA) credential:
Overall pass rate: 100%
(1st attempt pass rate) is: 100%
Program Accreditation Information
Each year the Edgecombe Community College Medical Assisting Program reports the program effectiveness data to the Medical Assisting Review Board (MAERB): The Credentialing Examination Threshold has recently been changed to a participation requirement of 30% of all graduates and a passage rate of 60% of all participants (it is important to note that our data will not be monitored for this threshold until the 2018 annual report due to the new change and it is now reported as of the 2014 annual report). There is no exam history for prior cohorts because of this change.
Note: Students are not able to obtain either one of the 18 credit-hour Certificates without having completed the Associate Degree medical assisting program. In order to obtain the given Certificate, the student must graduate from the ECC Associate Degree medical assisting program, which is a CAAHEP-accredited program.
Program Effectiveness Data 2012 – 2016
CAAHEP Program Data: Credentialing Examination Participation and Passage
|Year Of Graduation||2016||2015||2014||2013||2012|
|# of students who graduated in the calendar year||8||10||15||10||17|
|# of students who took CMA Exam||8||10||16||6||0|
|# of students passed on 1st attempt||8||7||6||6||0|
|# of students passed on 2nd attempt||0||0||0||0||0|
|# of Students participating||100%||100%||94%||100%||0%||Threshold
|Percent of passing||100%||70%||38%||100%||0%||Threshold
Job Placement Rate
|Cohort||# of graduates||# of positive placements||# of Grads Employed as a Medical Asst. or a related Field||Placement Rate|
*Note: The data collected above is a breakdown of each individual outcome based on students hired after completing the Medical Assisting Program.
**Note: At the time of the annual report, students had not completed the program. Therefore, a measure was not taken at the time this data was recorded in this table.
***Note: The 84.44% is the overall weighted percentage of students who obtained jobs as certified medical assistants over the past 5 years of data collected.
Each area demonstrates the individual percentage and has a sum of 100% of students obtaining jobs after certification and graduation from the Medical Assisting Program at Edgecombe Community College.
Annual Retention Rate (ARR)
|2012 Cohort||100%||17 began, 17 graduated|
|2013 Cohort||76.92%||13 began, 10 graduated|
|2014 Cohort||83.33%||18 began, 15 graduated|
|2015 Cohort||100%||10 began, 10 graduated|
|2016 Cohort||84.44%||11 began, 8 graduated|
2012 – 2016: Five-year weighted average ARR is 89.83%
MAERB Retention Threshold: 60%