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Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting


The mission of the Medical Assisting is to provide instruction which will enable an individual to pursue a career as a medical assistant.  An integral part of this mission is to prepare students to successfully pass three certifications:  Certified Phlebotomy Technician, Certified Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician and Certified Clinical Medical Assistant.


This 1300-hour program prepares students for a variety of clinical and administrative duties that include but are not limited to:  assisting physicians and preparing patients for examinations, recording vital signs, performing diagnostic tests, administering medications, and collecting and processing specimens.  Administrative duties may include:  patient scheduling, records management, office correspondence, and insurance/billing matters.  The duties of a Medical Assistant vary with the location, specialty and size of the medical office.

Information Sessions

Information sessions for this program are scheduled on:

Thursday, April 7th 5:00 to 6:00 pm*
Tuesday, April 26th 5:00 to 6:00 pm*
Thursday, May 12th 5:00 to 6:00 pm*

*For these sessions, please meet at the double glass doors across from the Suncoast Credit ATM no later than 5:00 pm. Sessions start promptly at 5:05 pm.

Tuesday, June 7th 1:00 to 2:00 pm



Industry Certification

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
Certified EKG Technician (CET)
Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)

Unique Requirements

The State of Florida requires students to meet a basic skills requirement prior to program completion.  The basic skills grade levels for this program are:  Mathematics 10.0, Language 10.0, and Reading 10.0.

Certificate Requirements:

A student must pass all required courses in the program with a 78% or better average per course. Students may only miss a total of 68 hours for the entire program.  No more than 2 clinicals days can be missed.  A student must satisfy all financial obligations before he or she is eligible to receive a certificate of completion for the program.

Course Information

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Contact the College About This Program - 726-2430 Ext. 4301


Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
Certified EKG Technician (CET)
Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)

Articulation Agreement

Gold Standard Articulation Agreement