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Medical Assisting


NEXT CLASS BEGINS August 16, 2022 (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



Basic Healthcare Worker

90 hours


Introduction to Medical Assisting

250 hours


Medical Office Procedures

75 hours


Phlebotomist, MA

75 hours


EKG Aide, MA

75 hours


Clinical Assisting

230 hours


Pharmacology for Medical Assisting

90 hours


Laboratory Procedures

125 hours


Administrative Office Procedures

90 hours


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.



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 $609.00 $270.00 $5,278.00 $16,198.00


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


Program Outcomes


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.



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



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