Allied Health, Medical Assisting

Degree Type
Associate of Science

Altamonte Springs
Fort Lauderdale

Program Length
8 quarters*

Help yourself by helping others, with a career as a Medical Assistant!

Of all the professions in the healthcare field, medical assisting is one that is growing higher than the average rate and shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Job opportunities for medical assistants are expected to grow by as much as 29% by 2024**, making it a profession with plenty of future job prospects. City College is helping students make the most of those prospects with the Associate of Science in Medical Assisting Program.

What You'll Learn

The City College Medical Assisting program provides training in all the fundamental administrative tasks and clinical techniques students need to apply for entry-level medical assisting positions in most healthcare facilities, hospitals or medical practices.

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

City College serves as a proctor site for NCCT, the National Center for Competency Tests. In that role, we are qualified to receive medical assisting certification for students who pass the National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) exam.

Program Highlights

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Healthcare Insurance
  • Phlebotomy
  • EKGs
  • Wound Care
  • How to Properly Give Injections


  • 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. Not to mention, you’ll be prepared to take the National Certified Medical Assistant and/or the Phlebotomist Certification Exam. Both of which, can enhance your future prospects and advance your career! Graduates are qualified to seek employment at:

Ambulatory Health Care Centers


Office Laboratories

Physicians’ Office

Private Health Practices

Emergency Rooms

Is Career Training Right for You?

Take the City College Career Training Readiness Quiz

The fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style, plus the training and positions you’re best suited for.

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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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