Medical Assisting

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Overview

This 1300 hour program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Health Science career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of Health Science career cluster.

This program is designed to prepare students for employment as medical assistants SOC 31-9092.

The content includes but is not limited to communication, transcultural communication in healthcare, interpersonal skills, legal and ethical responsibilities, health-illness concepts, administrative and clinical duties, emergency procedures including CPR and first aid, emergency preparedness, safety and security procedures, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and employability skills.

This program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the healthcare industry; planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety, and environmental issues.  Refer to grade level requirements section on page 10 of this catalog.

Brochure

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Admission Requirements

All health occupation programs have special admission requirements. All CNA applicants must have a high school diploma or GED diploma. Vaccinations that are required for this program will be outlined in the application or LPN student documents. Prospective students must have a clear FDLE criminal background check. The list of felonies and misdemeanors that would exclude a student is listed above, on pages 33.

Classroom Hours

The regular class hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Length in Classroom Hours:

1300

Industry Certifications

This program is approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing and prepares graduates to take the NCLEX-PN License Examination. The minimum grade level required by the state for program completers is 11.0 in reading, language, and math on the A level exam.

Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities include hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, and home health agencies.

Estimated Cost

The tuition cost for the 1300 clock hour program is $3,744.00 plus textbooks, certification, exam, lab fee, fingerprinting, parking permit, uniforms, drug testing, CPR certification, and student ID badge, totaling $5,097.85. Notice: Program costs are subject to change without notice. The Pell grant is NOT available for this program.