Creating competent, ethical, confident entry-level health care practitioners committed to professional development through life-long learning in a positive, non-discriminatory and supportive learning environment.
This program prepares students for a career in the multi-skilled field of medical assisting, which includes instruction in the performance of administrative and clinical skills. The program is designed to prepare students to assist in all aspects of medical practice under the supervision of a physician, assist with client care management, execute administrative and clinical procedures, communicate effectively, adhere to ethical and legal standards of medical practice, and recognize and respond to client needs. Clinical experiences will be provided in physicians’ offices, ambulatory care centers, clinics, hospitals and hospital outpatient clinics.
To meet minimum requirements for consideration for acceptance to the Medical Assisting program, students must submit:
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- a completed application to the medical assisting program,
- a high school completion transcript, college transcript or copy of GED® test scores,
- evidence of current CPR certification — adult, child and infant (achieved through an American Heart Association approved Basic Life Support (BLS) Course for Health Care Providers, that includes hands–on simulated experiences).
The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is a major criterion in a student’s completion of the program. Students who fail to meet the State of Florida’s designated exit score will be required to complete the Vocational Preparatory Instruction (VPI). In order to complete the program successfully, students must achieve or surpass the designated exit score(s). See Standards of Academic Progress.
Need More Information? Contact:
Jalaine Buford, North Campus, (904) 766-6585
Or call (904) 766-6581
Total Contact Hours: 1,300
Total Workforce Credits: 43.50