Medical Assisting

medical assisting

Medical Assisting

The Medical Assisting program is designed to prepare students for employment as a Medical Assistant working both in the front and back office. Upon completion of the program, you can gain certification as a Medical Assistant, Phlebotomist, EKG Technician and Basic X-Ray Machine Operator. This program is competency based and is eligible for articulated college credit. For more information, visit Program Articulations Page

Program Mission

The mission of this program is to prepare students for employment as registered medical assistants in doctor's offices, outpatient centers and ambulatory clinics.

Program Content

Vital Signs
Medical Terminology
Vision and Hearing Testing
Basic X-Ray
Minor Surgery

Industry Certifications and Licenses

Registered Medical Assistant
Registered Phlebotomy Technician
Basic Life Support (BLS) & Basic First Aid

Gainful Employment Information

Central Florida Wage Statistics

Average Entry Wage: $12.41 | Average Wage: $16.28
Statistics are only a guide and should not be the sole factor in your career decision.**

**Source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

Poinciana, kissimmee & ST. CLOUD

Full Time:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

7:00 am - 1:00 pm

Part Time**:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Morning Session:
7:00 am - 10:00 am

Afternoon Session:
11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Morning Session:
7:00 am - 9:30 am

Afternoon Session:
10:30 am - 1:00 pm

**Please be advised that Part-time sessions are mostly offered to Dual enrollment students only, in selected campuses. Adults interested in part-time session, must call the office to verify availability. Part-time sessions are NOT available at St. Cloud Campus. 


Estimated program cost $5,951 in tuition, lab fees, certifications, and other fees.


Evelyn O'Neill - Kissimmee Campus

Kerri Bell - St. Cloud Campus

Sidneyse Louis - Poinciana Campus

Program Number


Program Requirements

Reading 10, Language 10, Math 10
High School Diploma or GED
Background Check
Drug Screen
Annual Physical Examination and Immunizations

Program Commitment

1300 Hours

Occupational Completion Points

Basic Healthcare Worker - 90 hours
Introduction to Medical Assisting - 250 hours
Medical Office Procedures - 75 hours
Phlebotomist, MA - 75 hours
EKG Aide, MA - 75 hours
Clinical Assisting - 230 hours
Pharmacology for Medical Assisting - 90 hours
Laboratory Procedures - 125 hours
Administrative Office Procedures - 90 hours
Practicum Experience - 200 hours
Successful completion of an OCP may qualify a student for employment.

Program Textbooks*

*BLS & Basic First Aid books are given to each adult student and borrowed to each Dual Enrollment student on the date of the certification class. 

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