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Medical Assisting

NEXT CLASS BEGINS August 2018 (Click Here for more information)

As a Medical Assistant, you form a crucial link between the patient and the physician.  This program will train you in the knowledge and skills required to be a successful healthcare team member.  Over the course of 10 months, you will learn anatomy and physiology, medical and administrative office duties, infection control, procedures for collecting and handling specimens, patient care techniques, medical instrumentation, office examination procedures, basic diagnostic procedures, pharmaceutical principles, clinical laboratory procedures, and emergency preparedness.  Students will be placed at an off-campus clinical site for the last 2 months of the program to continue building their skills as a medical assistant. Students can not receive compensation for clinical work, whether monetary or gifts. 

Program Content:

HSC0003 Basic Healthcare Worker 90 Hours
MEA0002 Introduction to Medical Assisting 250 Hours
MEA0501 Medical Office Procedures 75 Hours
MEA0521 Phlebotomist, MA 75 Hours
MEA0543 EKG Aide, MA 75 hours
MEA0581 Clinical Assisting 230 Hours
MEA0530 Pharmacology for Medical Assisting 90 Hours
MEA0573 Laboratory Procedures 125 Hours
MEA0506 Administrative Office Procedures 90 Hours
MEA0942 Practicum Experience 200 Hours

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must have a standard high school diploma or GED®.
  • Schedule the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) or provide official documentation for a TABE Exemption.
  • Schedule an appointment with your program counselor for TABE results and/or a program specific orientation.
  • Applicants must complete a physical examination report and immunization record, drug screening (approved vendor only), and background check (approved vendor only). 
  • Register for classes during open enrollment.  Please be advised that registration runs on a first come, first served basis.

Program Hours and Schedule
1300 Hours/10 Months/Hybrid
Full-time:  Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
During the last 2 months of the program, students will be assigned to a clinical site for 40 hours each week.

Industry Certification and Licensure
Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)
Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)

Employment Opportunities

  • Physicians’ Offices
  • Urgent Care Centers
  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Insurance Billing
  • Laboratory Assisting

The Medical Assisting program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs on the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants.  For additional information about national and program accreditation, please contact the institution.

Graduate Outcomes:
The five year weighted outcome for the GRADUATE SATISFACTION of the nationally accredited certification Medical Assisting program at McFatter Technical College is 100%.  This is based on the 2016 Annual Report Form submitted to the Medical Assisting Education Review board and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

Program Costs:

Florida Resident Tuition/Registration Fees $4,085.00
Out of State Tuition/Registration Fees $15,005.00
Books/Supplies $503.00
Industry Certification & Licensure Exam $125.00
Total Program Cost (Florida Resident) $4,713.00
Total Program Cost (Out of State) $15,633.00


Fees are based on the number of class days according to the Broward County Public Schools’ calendar.  Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.

For additional information, please contact the Office of Admissions at (754) 321-5700.

Counselor for Medical Assisting
Ms. Meghan Emerson, Counselor for Medical Assisting
(754) 321-5891

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