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Medical Assisting

 

NEXT CLASS BEGINS August 2021 (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 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.

 

Course Number

Course Title

Length

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

 

Program Hours and Schedule

1300 hours ǀ 10 months ǀ Hybrid*

Online: Monday & Friday, 8:00am – 3:30pm

Class: Tuesday – Thursday, 8:00am – 3:30pm

 

Enrollment: August

 

*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.

 

Certification

Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) ǀ Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)

 

Employment Opportunities

Physician’s Offices ǀ Urgent Care Centers ǀ Hospital Outpatient Clinics ǀ Insurance Billing ǀ Laboratory Assisting

 

College Credit

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

Program Costs:

FL Resident Tuition Out of State Tuition Registration, Activity, Lab, Test, Insurance, and Trust Fees Books, Supplies Industry Certification & State Credential Exam Costs FL Resident Total Out of State Total
$3,640.00 $14,560.00 $759.00 $606.00 $245.00 $5,250.00 $16,170.00

 

Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Please visit https://studentaid.gov/ to apply.

 

Accreditation

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

(727) 210-2350

www.caahep.org

 

Admissions Requirements

  • Applicants must have a standard high school diploma or GED®.
  • 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.
  • Applicants must complete a physical exam and immunization record, drug screening (approved vendor only), and Level 2 Background Check (approved vendor only). Please note, additional fees associated with medical screenings are non-refundable.
  • Register for classes during open enrollment. Program registration runs on a first come, first served basis.

 

Program Counselor/Advisor

Meghan Emerson, Certified School Counselor

[email protected]

 

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

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