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Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting


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.

Information Sessions

Information sessions for this program are scheduled on:

Tuesday, July 12th 5:00 to 6:00 pm
Thursday, July 28th 5:00 to 6:00 pm
Contact Student Services to sign up and receive email link to Zoom session.  Be sure to ask about scholarships and financial assistance.



Industry Certification

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
Certified EKG Technician (CET)
Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)

Unique Requirements

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:  Computation (Mathematics) 10.0 , Communications (Reading Language Arts) 10.0.

Certificate Requirements:

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.

Course Information

Choose your Career Pathway

Contact the College About This Program - 726-2430 Ext. 4301


Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
Certified EKG Technician (CET)
Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)

Articulation Agreement

Gold Standard Articulation Agreement