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Medical Assisting Certificate Program

Medical Assisting studentsOverview

This program prepares students for a career as a medical assistant. The program goals are to provide quality, outcome based, and competent entry – level medical assistants. Medical Assistants are multi talented employees who perform clinical and administrative tasks in ambulatory care. 

Why OUR Program?

Only graduates from accredited programs like ours can take the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam. Because we are accredited by the CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs) and MAERB (Medical Assisting Education Review Board), this means that we must meet stringent educational requirements that are reviewed by an outside agency annually. Employers prefer our graduates because of their quality college level education and certification(s). Although our tuition and fees are lower than the average career school, you will get college credit when you complete our courses. These credits can be used to further your education and expand on your success.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit an Admission ApplicationPDF document. Admission to the program is on a open enrollment basis. 
  • If not a high school graduate, contact the Director of Admissions to discuss options.
  • Attend a Medical Assisting Information Session within one calendar year of application. An online version of the Information Session is also available. 
  •  Maintain a 75% average in all courses required for the MEA certificate.
  • After formal acceptance, students must complete College Placement Testing (CPT). ***Make sure to take the CPT tests as soon as possible or sign up for free "refresher" workshops.  These tests will determine if you need any developmental courses prior to starting your course of study.
  • If you are required to take developmental courses, you may not be able to start the program in your first semester. 

Accepted students must:

  • Pass a CORI/SORI (Criminal /Sexual Offender Record Information)each semester you are in the program. 
  • Complete vaccinations and health report requirements. Students who have not completed their Student Health requirements will be placed in the externship. 
  • Maintain CPR Certification at Health Care Provider Level (American Heart only) or higher
  • Be able to meet the technical standards as listed on the next page. Please take a minute to review.

CurriculumPDF document

First Semester- 7 credits

BIT103 Medical Terminology - 3 credits

BIO105 Survey of Anatomy & Physiology-4 credits 

Second Semester - 10 credits

MAC101 Fundamentals of Medical Assisting- 3 credits 

GIT 110 Microcomputers Application- 3 credits 

HEA134 Essential Skills for the Health Professional- 1 credit

PSY101 Psychology - 3 credits

Third Semester: 12 Credits

MAC 205 The Administrative Medical Assistant (Q1)

HEA 202 Pharmacology for Allied Health 

MAC204 Medical Assisting Clinical Procedures and Clinical Practicum*****

Total Credits: 29

Important Outcomes for Students: 

Percentages refer to students who graduated in May, 2017. 

Retention of Students 91% 

Placement of Students 80%

Exam (CCMA and CMA) Pass Rate 100%

Career Outlook

Currently there is a strong demand for well educated, competent Certified Medical Assistants. Students completing this program are able to work in doctor's offices, clinics, medical labs and other ambulatory care settings. The U.S. Labor department lists Medical Assisting as the fastest growing Allied Health profession. 

The Medical Assisting Certificate Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assistant Educational Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater FL 33763 
727-210-2350   www.caahep.org