Health Science

Medical Assisting

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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 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:

ItemCost
FL Resident Tuition$3,640.00
Out of State Tuition$14,560.00
Registration, Activity, Lab, Test, Insurance, and Trust Fees$759.00
Books, Supplies$609.00
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.

Program Outcomes

Retention

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.

Certification

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

Program Info

Program Length:

1300 hours ǀ 10 months

Program Offered:

August

Delivery Method:

Hybrid
*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:

Online

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

Class

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

Enroll in our Medical Assisting program today.

To get started in the Medical Assisting program, Sign Up today for a program orientation or contact the counselor at: [email protected]

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

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