Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting training to perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Medical assistants are instrumental in helping patients feel at ease in the doctor’s office and often explain the physician’s instructions. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and insurance form coding. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, assisting physician with examination, drawing blood, taking electrocardiograms, removing sutures and administering medications as directed by the physician.

Hours: 900

Weeks: 30

Medical Assisting Prerequisites: 

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Meet program criteria on Workforce Training Assessment
  • Physical Examination
  • Immunization: Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
  • Immunization: Chicken Pox
  • Immunization: Tetanus
  • Immunization: Two-Step TB
  • Immunization: Hepatitis B
  • Immunization: Influenza Vaccine
  • Background Check completed at MVCTC

Accreditation by:  The Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of Medical Assistant Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

1361 Park Street,          Clearwater, FL  33756          (727) 210-2350

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the exam for this certification: Certified Medical Assistant

Articulation with: This program is approved for Career Technical Credit Transfer (CT2). Credit earned at MVCTC is transferable to other accredited post-secondary institutions.

Program Costs:       $9,690
* Financial aid is available for those who qualify

Next Start Date:      September 28, 2015


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