Enter a career in the health science field!
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 the program, 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 participate in an off-campus practicum experience to enhance their skills and techniques as a medical assistant.
|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|
|FL Resident Tuition||$3,640.00|
|Out of State Tuition||$14,560.00|
|Registration, Activity, Lab, Test, Insurance, and Trust Fees||$759.00|
|Industry Certification & State Credential Exam Costs||$270.00|
|FL Resident Total||$5,278.00|
|Out of State Total||$16,198.00|
*Prices are subject to change without notice.
Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Please visit studentaid.gov to apply.
The percentage of students completing the program for 2019 is 85%.
Credentialing Examination Pass Rate
The exam passage rate was 96% for the 2019 graduates.
Job Placement Rate
The program’s job placement rate was 92% for the 2019 graduates.
- Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)
- Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)
- Physician’s Offices
- Urgent Care Centers
- Hospital Outpatient Clinics
- Insurance Billing
- Laboratory Assisting
Graduates may be awarded credits towards an Associate of Science Degree or Associate of Applied Science Degree at select Florida state colleges. Please click here for additional details.
The Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB)
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
- Schedule a basic skills assessment ($15) or provide official documentation of a basic skills exemption to your program counselor/advisor.
- Schedule an appointment with your program counselor/advisor for basic skills assessment results and/or a program specific orientation.
- Register for classes during open enrollment. Program registration runs on a first come, first served basis.
1300 hours ǀ 10 months
*Students enrolled in distance and/or hybrid programs must have daily access to a computer with internet and a valid email address that they check daily. Additionally, students must have all necessary hardware and software components required by their program.
Days & Times:
- Monday & Friday,
8:00am – 3:30pm
- Tuesday – Thursday,
8:00am – 3:30pm
Follow McFatter’s Department of Medical Technology