The Medical Assisting career is one of the fastest growing careers in the country.*


The Associate of Science degree in Medical Assisting offers a well grounded foundation for the Allied Health field. Our Students are given the ability to work in the health care field in:

  • Clinics
  • Doctors’ offices 
  • Chiropractors’ offices
  • Dental offices and more
Our graduates have proven their ability to handle everything from basic vital signs, preparing the patient for examinations and treatments, and taking and entering the patient history, to collecting specimens.
Soon after a specimen is collected, the Medical Assistants send the specimen to either a reference laboratory of does a simple diagnostic screening herself in a small laboratory in the clinic.
At the Gainesville Campus our students are certified in Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Wave Technology which may include tests such as:
  • Blood typing
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaginal smears viewed under a microscope
  • Hemoglobin testing
  • Rapid mono and strep tests
  • Influenza testing and other tests
Additional responsibilities for the clinical medical assistants: maintain a clean and safe work environment, make sure that all surgical instruments are properly cleaned, wrapped and sterilized.
Our Medical Assisting students undergo a 21-month program in a variety of complex medical classes plus other classes such as:
  • Computer applications
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Medical records
  • Vast variety of clinical classes
These combination of classes allow our students to be valuable employees that can work both the front and back office of any medical facility.

As a Medical Assisting student at City College you will have the opportunity to develop the clinical, laboratory and clerical skills needed to succeed in this field. As our graduate, you will qualify to sit for the National Certified Medical Assistance (NCMA) examination and the Phlebotomy certification. This examination and certification create opportunities in the medical field.

Message from the Externship Coordinator

I know that our students are sought after from employers in the community. Our local labs, clinics, and doctor offices are hiring our students who are prepared and trusted source of employees.

I am proud to be part of the Team that helps these great students and graduates to accomplish their goals of entering the medical field as true professionals.

Jan Jordan, MBA

Externship Coordinator for the Gainesville Campus


Medical Assisting Graduate Success Story

Success Story Viola Smith
Success Stories from City College Students
Viola Smith a successful Medical Assisting graduate stated “Before I went to City College, I was struggling to raise four kids and maintain a home while working at a minimum wage job. The teachers at City College were so nice and helpful. When I didn’t understand something, they explained it to me in a way that I could comprehend. I liked the small classes and the opportunity to get one-on-one help from my professors.”

If you want to make a difference in the Medical Assisting field, consider enrolling  in Winter classes

*Source: BLS