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Medical Assisting

NEXT CLASS BEGINS August 12 2024

Enter a career in the health science field!

NEXT CLASS BEGINS August 12 2024 (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 NumberTitleLength
HSC0003Basic Healthcare Worker90 hours
MEA0002Introduction to Medical Assisting250 hours
MEA0501Medical Office Procedures75 hours
MEA0521Phlebotomist, MA75 hours
MEA0543EKG Aide, MA75 hours
MEA0581Clinical Assisting230 hours
MEA0530Pharmacology for Medical Assisting90 hours
MEA0573Laboratory Procedures125 hours
MEA0506Administrative Office Procedures90 hours
MEA0942Practicum Experience200 Hours

Program Costs:

FL Resident Tuition$3,640
Out of State Tuition$14,560
Registration, Activity, Lab, Test, Insurance, and Trust Fees$889
Books, Supplies$613
Industry Certification & State Credential Exam Costs$270
FL Resident Total$5,412
Out of State Total$16,332

*Prices are subject to change without notice.

Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Please visit to apply.

Program Retention Outcomes


The medical assisting program at McFatter Technical College has a five-year average of 80% for job placement and 86% for exam passage rate for the years 2018-2022.


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

Employment Opportunities

  • Physician’s Offices
  • Urgent Care Centers
  • Hospital Outpatient Clinics
  • Insurance Billing
  • 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.

Admissions Requirements

  • 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.
  • High School Diploma or GED®, physical examination and immunization record, drug screening 
    (approved vendor only), and Level 2 Background Check (approved vendor only).
  • Register for classes during open enrollment. Program registration runs on a first come, first served basis.



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

For information about additional national and program accreditation, please contact the institution.

Program Info

Program Length:

1300 hours ǀ 10 months

Program Offered:


Delivery Method:

*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:

 Class: Tuesday – Thursday, 8:00am – 3:30pm and Online: 14 hours/week

Practicum 200 hours: 35 hours/week (times vary)

Enroll in our Medical Assisting program today.

To get started with this program, sign up today to attend a program orientation by contacting the Admissions Counselor at: [email protected] or 754.321.5891.

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

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