This program is designed to prepare you for entry-level positions as a medical assistant in a physician's office or clinic. You are trained to perform as an office assistant helping the physician with basic examinations and procedures, as a medical technician for elementary routine laboratory procedures, and as an administrative assistant with training in computerized scheduling, medical transcription, billing and reception skills.
The CCAC-South Campus Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, ph: 727.210.2350) on recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE).
Graduates are eligible to apply for the national board examination for the (CMA) credential. Effective January 1, 2003, all certified medical assistants (CMAs) employed or seeking employment must have current status in order to use the CMA credential. Beginning with the January 2001 administration of the Certification Examination, felons will not be eligible for this exam unless the CB grants a waiver.
Students must make separate application to this program. Applicants must be eligible for college-level courses and have a 40 words-per-minute typing proficiency.
See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.
Minimum Credits to Graduate: 34
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Note: Current CPR card is required prior to taking MDA-108 Medical Assistant Externship.