The Medical Assisting Program is an accredited 1,300-hour program which MTC has offered for over 17 years, employing many Medical Assistants throughout our area. The program is designed to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants and meets the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) Standards and Guidelines. The program combines lecture, in classroom hands-on skills practice, and a mandatory 200-hour externship in local physician offices and clinics. Upon successful completion of the program students are eligible to take a National Certification Examination that is required for employment in this field. During the 2016 calendar year, Medical Assisting boasts a 97% pass rate on this examination and job placement is 76.92%. To view the entire 2017 Annual Report (based on the 2016 calendar year), please click here.
Basic Healthcare Worker HSC0003
Introduction to Medical Assisting MEA0002
Medical Office Procedures MEA0501
(Prerequisites: HSC0003 and MEA0002)
Phlebotomist, MA MEA0521
(Prerequisites: HSC0003, MEA0002, and MEA0501)
EKG Aide, MA MEA0543
(Prerequisites: HSC0003, MEA0002, MEA0501, and MEA0521)
Clinical Assisting MEA0581
(Prerequisites: HSC0003, MEA0002, MEA0501, MEA0521, and MEA0543)
Pharmacology for Medical Assisting MEA0530
(Prerequisites: HSC0003, MEA0002, MEA0501, MEA0521, MEA0543, and MEA0581)
Laboratory Procedures MEA0573
(Prerequisites: HSC0003, MEA0002, MEA0501, MEA0521, MEA0543, MEA0581, and MEA0530)
Administrative Office Procedures MEA0506
(Prerequisites: HSC0003, MEA0002, MEA0501, MEA0521, MEA0543, MEA0581, MEA0530, and MEA0573)
Practicum Experience MEA0942
(Prerequisites: HSC0003, MEA0002, MEA0501, MEA0521, MEA0543, MEA0581, MEA0530, MEA0573, and MEA0506)
Employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 29 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. An increasing number of group practices, clinics, and other healthcare facilities need support workers, particularly medical assistants, to do both administrative and clinical duties. As their practices expand, physicians will hire more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties. Assistants will likely continue to be used in place of more expensive workers, such as nurses, to reduce costs.*
In the state of Florida, medical assistants may earn between $21,630 and $37,770 per year.**
- Standard career and technical program admission procedures (see MTC catalog)
- Participation in an information session
- Additional program requirements, if applicable
- High school diploma—standard or GED is required
- High school transcript required
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION:
Upon completion of all program requirements, the student earns a Certificate of Completion in Medical Assisting.
Successful completers of this accredited program are eligible to take either the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification examination through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) or the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification examination through American Medical Technologists.
The Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAAERB).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North Suite 158
Clearwater, Florida 33763
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION:
To view the Medical Assisting Program itemized costs sheet, please click here.
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