Medical Assisting

Hours & Location

Day Program

1300 hours / 44 weeks

Check back Summer 2024 for updates to this program

Applications are closed at this time

FCTC Main Campus (St. Augustine)

Testing Requirements

Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS)
Reading: 244
Math: 241

Test Center

CASAS for Medical Assisting

 

Application & Links

OVERVIEW

Experience the excitement of being on a professional medical team

Perform vital procedures like drawing blood, giving injections, and assisting with minor office surgery

Deliver essential care to patients by providing medical, surgical, and preventive healthcare

CAREER FOCUS
Prepared for state and national certifications, immediate employment and further education

Student & Alumni Spotlight

Average Salary

$40,530 /year

Community Partners and Recent Employers of Graduates:

 

 

WHAT YOU'll LEARN

Instruction

Program Overview:

  • EKG & phlebotomy
  • Front office duties: scheduling, billing, insurance, transcription
  • HIV/AIDS education
  • Lab procedures
  • Medical terminology
  • Monitoring/preparing patients
  • Respond to medical emergencies
  • Vital signs
  • X-Ray procedures
  • Unpaid Externship
OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length Hours
A HSC0003 Basic Healthcare Worker 90 hours
B MEA0002 Introduction to Medical Assisting 250 hours
MEA0501 Medical Office Procedures  75 hours
C MEA0521 Phlebotomist, MA 75 hours
D MEA0543 EKG Aide, MA 75 hours
E MEA0581 Clinical Assisting 230 hours
MEA0530 Pharmacology for Medical Assisting 90 hours
MEA0573 Laboratory Procedures 125 hours
MEA0506 Administrative Office Procedures 90 hours
MEA0942 Practicum Experience 200 Hours

Industry Certifications

  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Examination (CCMA)

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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

OUR NUMBERS

Discover how First Coast Technical College prepares students for the Health Sciences industry.

86%
Completion Rate*
91%
PLACEMENT Rate*
N/A
Licensure

Based upon the 2022 Council on Occupational Education Annual Report CPL data is pulled from 2020 – 2021.

Steps to Enroll

Step 1‐ Attend a Program Information Session & Tour

Step 2‐ Apply for Federal Student Aid

Step 3‐ Gather Needed Documents

Step 4‐ Register for Classes

Instructor / Contact

Name: April Southern
Email: [email protected]
Phone:  (904) 547-3470
Fax: (904) 547-3614

 

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