The mission of the Medical Assisting is to provide instruction which will enable an individual to pursue a career as a medical assistant. An integral part of this mission is to prepare students to successfully pass three certifications: Certified Phlebotomy Technician, Certified Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician and Certified Clinical Medical Assistant.
This 1300-hour program prepares students for a variety of clinical and administrative duties that include but are not limited to: assisting physicians and preparing patients for examinations, recording vital signs, performing diagnostic tests, administering medications, and collecting and processing specimens. Administrative duties may include: patient scheduling, records management, office correspondence, and insurance/billing matters. The duties of a Medical Assistant vary with the location, specialty and size of the medical office.
The State of Florida requires students to meet a basic skills requirement prior to program completion. The basic skills grade levels for this program are: Mathematics 10.0, Language 10.0, and Reading 10.0.
A student must pass all required courses in the program with a 78% or better average per course. Students may only miss a total of 68 hours for the entire program. No more than 2 clinicals days can be missed. A student must satisfy all financial obligations before he or she is eligible to receive a certificate of completion for the program.
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Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
Certified EKG Technician (CET)
Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)