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The program is designed to provide education, instruction and training in medical assisting. The program is designed to provide education,
instruction and training in medical assisting. The program is accredited
by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
(CAAHEP) (1361 Park Street Clearwater, FL 33756; Telephone 727-210-2350,
www.caahep.org) on recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education
Review Board (MAERB). The curriculum is designed within the standards of
CAAHEP and the guidelines of the MAERB. Students receive instruction on
the administrative and clinical aspects of patient care in the
outpatient office and clinical settings.
See the Undergraduate Catalog
for detailed degree requirements.
More About Medical Assisting >
If you care about people and you care about your future, get the education you need to become a key member of the healthcare team. Medical Assisting is one of the fastest growing professions in the country.
At the heart of healthcare, most medical assistants work in physicians’ offices or clinics, helping to provide care to patients by performing a variety of clinical and administrative tasks. The combination of both administrative and clinical training makes the medical assistant a valuable member of the healthcare team.
Medical assisting is an established profession with professional associations and a standardized educational curriculum. In addition to the recognized academic excellence of the program, students receive instruction from professors who bring real-world experience to the classroom. Not only do students learn the theory, they also share in the practical experience of professionals in the field. Hands-on procedural training in the laboratory and classroom followed by an internship in a medical practice prepares the student not only for graduation, but for successful entry into the field.
The Associate in Science in Medical Assisting degree qualifies the graduate to sit for the examination for the credential of Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)—the hallmark of recognition in the healthcare community. Certification proudly proclaims the graduate’s achievement of academic and clinical excellence.