A young female medical assistant takes a patient's blood pressure reading.

Medical Assisting – CC

The Career Certificate in Medical Assisting prepares you for employment in a physician’s office, clinic, or other health care facility. 

  • Students are prepared to assist in a medical office administratively and clinically under the supervision of a licensed physician
  • Guest speakers visit class from local home health agencies and CareerSource Heartland
  • Students will complete an externship at the end of the program in a physician’s office, ambulatory/urgent care center, or other instructor-designated medical office
  • In Central Florida, the high-demand position of medical assistant has an average wage of approximately $15 per hour and the need will increase by 23% over the next seven years
  • Graduating from the program entitles you to sit for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMT) examination, offered by American Medical Technologists (AMT).

Course Examples (for a larger list, visit the College Catalog):

  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Billing and Insurance
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Office Laboratory

Length: 1,300 contact hours (approximately 18-24 months)

Cost: Approximately $4,132 for Florida residents

Contact:
Cynthia Kinser
Chair, Business and Computer Technologies
Professor, Medical Secretarial
Highlands Campus, Building I
Office: 863-784-7325
kinserc@southflorida.edu