Allied Health, Medical Assisting

Degree Type
Associate of Science

Locations
Altamonte Springs
Fort Lauderdale
Gainesville

Next Start Date
September 9, 2021

Associate of Science in Medical Assisting

Earning an Associate of Science in Medical Assisting from City College, graduates will have all the necessary tools and skills to be prepared to take the National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) and/or the Phlebotomist Certification Exam.

Of all of the professions in the healthcare field, Medical Assisting is one that is growing higher than the average rate and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 19% growth in these positions through 2029**, much faster than other careers. Medical Assistants are trained in both organizational and clinical duties and perform tasks such as assisting physicians with exams, preparing patients and rooms for examinations, maintaining patient records as well as other administrative duties.

** https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

An Associate’s degree in Medical Assisting offers the most inclusive course of study in the field of Medical Assisting. The 8 quarter City College Medical Assisting program provides training in all fundamental administrative tasks and clinical techniques students need to enter the field of medical assisting in most healthcare facilities, hospitals or medical practices.

It’s not all just in-classroom instruction. The program includes a 160-hour internship in real-life medical clinics and other healthcare facilities. Students will be right there, getting valuable hands-on training that prepares them for the realities of medical assisting in the workplace.

Program Highlights

  • Extensive externship at a College approved healthcare facility
  • Hands on patient care
  • Technical trainings in Phlebotomy, EKG, Limited X-Ray Technician
  • Accepting transfer credits

Core Courses

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Clinical Lab Procedures
  • CPR and Medical Emergencies
  • Exam Room Procedures
  • Medical Terminology
  • Pharmacology
  • Phlebotomy

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Career Opportunities

Having an Associate Degree from City College could be the thing that tips the scales in your favor when you’re going after that dream job. And nearly all employers and healthcare organizations prefer to hire personnel with documented training.Graduates are qualified to seek employment at:

Ambulatory Health Care Centers

Hospitals

Office Laboratories

Physicians’ Office

Private Health Practices

Emergency Rooms

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* A quarter is made up of 11 weeks and students may carry 8 to 16 credits per quarter.

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**https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm

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