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Medical Assisting

As a Medical Assistant you will:

  • assist the physician in caring for the sick and injured
  • perform phlebotomy
  • assist with pediatric exams
  • perform electrocardiograms
  • screen vision
  • run the lab tests
  • assist with minor surgery
  • make appointments and screen calls
  • instruct the patient as advised by the physician
  • transcribe reports
  • assist with examinations
  • complete the insurance claims
  • administer medication, upon order of the physician
  • operate the computer
  • weigh the patient
  • sterilize supplies

Medical Assistants are professionals uniquely trained to work in ambulatory health care setting such as the physician's offices, clinics or managed care facilities. Medical assisting is projected to be one of the top 10 fastest growing occupations in the United States.

The Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB.)

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756

Applications are available for download here ONLY during the application period. Applications are available during the period of February 15 to June 1 for Fall Semester enrollment.

Adobe Acrobat PDF logoMedical Assiting Program Brochure

Adobe Acrobat PDF logoMedical Assisting Program Application

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