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Medical Assistant - Certificate

Program Code - CIP Code: MEDA.TCERTB/51.0801
Credits Required: 38
Academic Division: Health Professions

The Medical Assistant program is committed to providing a student learning environment which inspires life-long learning utilizing a spirit of inquiry to promote excellence in clinical competence, professional accountability, caring, and effective communication skills for a diverse student population.

The program is designed to prepare students with the clinical and administrative skills necessary to succeed in an entry-level position in a medical facility. The program requires both classroom and laboratory activities and culminates in a clinical experience (externship) in a medical office. Upon completion of the program, students will have the opportunity to challenge the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam.


The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Contact information for CAAHEP is 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763; 727-210- 2350;


Requirements for admission to the program:                                    

  • This is a selective admission program. Application to the program does not constitute admission. 
  • Accuplacer score of 243 or above in reading comprehension.
  • Contact program for application, full requirements and program-specific advising.

Medical Assistant Requirements*

Course Credit Hours
ALHT 0127 Medical Terminology 3
MEDA 0105 Medical Administrative Aspects 4
MEDA 0115 Medical Professional Issues 2
MEDA 0130 Pharmacology Administration 2
MEDA 0150 Emergency Preparedness 1
MEDA 0160 Human Body 3
MEDA 0165 Patient Care 4
MEDA 0175 Advanced Patient Care 4
MEDA 0180 Billing and Coding 3
MEDA 0185 Laboratory Diagnostics 5
MEDA 0190 Pharmacology 3
MEDA 0195 Externship 4
*See course syllabi for Medical Assistant course prerequisites.

Total Hours

Total Hours for a Medical Assistant Certificate 38
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