Associate of Science (535)
This program prepares you to work as a multi-disciplined technician in a physician’s office or clinic. You are trained to perform as an office assistant, helping the physician with basic examination 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. Medical office management skills are also offered in this program.
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 certified medical assistants (CMA) credential. Beginning with the Jan. 2001 administration of the Certification Examination, felons will not be eligible for the Certification Examination 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 keyboarding proficiency.
See the Checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.
Minimum Credits to Graduate: 60–61
NOTE: A current CPR card is required prior to taking MDA-108 Medical Assistant Externship.