Medical Assisting

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Career Cluster:

Health Science

Testing Requirements:

TABE Read: 10 Math: 10 Lang: 10

Enrollment Open To:

Adult Students Only

Program Start Dates:

Fall 2016


St. Augustine Campus

Program Day/Evening:

Monday through Thursday 6-10pm and every other Saturday 7am-5:30pm ; Daytime Practicum for last course

What You'll Learn:

  • EKG & phlebotomy
  • Front office duties: scheduling, billing, insurance, transcription
  • HIV/AIDS education
  • Lab procedures
  • Medical terminology

*CAAHEP Accredited Program

  • Monitoring/preparing patients
  • Respond to medical emergencies
  • Vital signs
  • X-Ray procedures
  • Unpaid Externship

Program Hours:


part time enrollment = 16 months, actual months may change depending on scheduled hours in class

Program Estimated Cost:

$6,459 (Based on Florida Residency Requirements)


OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length
  A     HSC003 Basic Healthcare Worker          90
  B     MEA0500 Medical Office Receptionist          100
D MEA0543 EKG Aide, MA 75
C MEA0521 Phlebotomist, MA 75
E MEA0550 Medical Assistant 320
E MEA0550 Medical Assistant 320
E MEA0552 Medical Assistant 320

Employment Opportunities:

  • Coding and billing specialist
  • Doctors’ office
  • EKG aide
  • Hospitals
  • Medical office receptionist
  • Medical specialty group practices
  • Outpatient facilities
  • Phlebotomist
  • Walk-in clinics

Industry Certifications:

American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)

Certified Medical Assistant Examination (CMA)

The Medical Assisting Program at First Coast Technical College has a job placement rate average of 70.83% over the past five years.

The Graduates of the Medical Assisting Program at First Coast Technical are satisfied with the education that they receive at First Coast Technical College, as there is an average 96% graduate satisfaction rate over the past five years.

The Medical Assisting Program at First Coast Technical College has an average retention rate of 62.09% for the past five years, and there are a number of support services available to students so that they can successfully complete the program.

The Medical Assisting Program at First Coast Technical College has a Five-year average for employer satisfaction of:  100%

Starting Salaries:

*Based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Florida


Program application: Medical Assistant Application 2015-2016

Program costs & book list: Medical Assisting

AHA Health Care Provider BLS CPR Courses are offered at our Public Safety Campus for dates click HERE. You may register at the PSC or with the registration department.

Instructor or Department Contact Information:

Name: Susan Lofald

Phone:  904-547-3487

Name: April Biles

Phone:  904-547-3487


For gainful employment information please click here.

Name:   Debbie Warren


Phone: 904-547-3471