Medical Assistant Specialist, College Credit Certificate
Program Code: MACC
Location(s): Cocoa, Palm Bay
Delivery Method(s): On-Campus, Hybrid
Previous Degree Required: HS Diploma
Eligible for Financial Aid: Yes
Additional Limited Access Application Process Required: Yes
Program Testing Requirements: CPT - Common Placement Test/R-CPT Reading Subtest
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Code: 51.0801
Florida Department of Education CIP Code: 0351080104
This certificate is part of the Medical Assisting Advanced A.S. degree program.
A Medical Assistant works under the direct supervision of a licensed physician and is a highly skilled, unique, and versatile part of the health care delivery team. This certificate program prepares students as significant members of the health care team with the specific roles of physical management and maintenance of the office, to treatment and examination of patients, and assisting the physician. Classroom theory and clinical practice prepares the student for capabilities that range from general front office transcription, managerial and supervisory functions. Clinical performance includes:
- nonintravenous injections
- diagnostic testing
- surgical technique and assisting
- pharmaceutical principles
- administration of medication
Specialty areas are medical law and ethics, coding and billing, radiology, and EKG.
A student can enter the program at the beginning of the spring, summer, or fall semesters. Visit the program page for more details and how to apply or call (321) 433-7575.
During the course work, students are prepared to apply and sit for the National AMT Certification test which recognizes the Registered Medical Assistant.
Upon completion of the program, students receive a certificate in Introduction to Electrocardiography, CPR, AIDS, Phlebotomy, Injections, and the College Credit Certificate as a Medical Assistant Specialist.
It is recommended that individuals interested in the program contact Health Science Admissions and Advising at 321-433-7575 for proper progression and class schedule.
|BSCC 1010||General Biology 1||4|
|BSCC 1084||Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology||4|
|CGS 2100||Microcomputer Applications||3|
|HSC 1531||Medical Terminology||2|
|HSCC 1000||Introduction to Healthcare||3|
|MEA 1808||Medical Assistant Practicum Experience||6|
|MEAC 1205||Clinical Competencies||8|
|MEAC 1260||Medical Office Laboratory Procedures||4|
|MEAC 1336||Administrative Competencies/Coding||8|
|RTE 1092||Basic X-Ray Machine Operator||2|
|Total Credit Hours||44|
Note: A grade of "C" or higher is necessary in each major course for progression and graduation.
- Students must achieve 80% on all clinical/administrative competencies to pass courses that begin with MEA or MEAC regardless of their academic grade.
- Students must have taken MEAC 1205 Clinical Competencies and MEAC 1260 Medical Office Laboratory Procedures immediately prior to MEA 1808 Medical Assistant Practicum Experience; otherwise stop-out students will need to repeat one of the two courses listed to be placed in MEA 1808 Medical Assistant Practicum Experience.
Learning Outcomes: Medical Assistant Specialist CCC
- Prepare specimens for microbiological testing.
- Core Ability Supported: Work Cooperatively
- Use methods of (QC) quality control.
- Core Ability Supported: Work Cooperatively/Communicate Effectively
- Identify issues of confidentiality with appropriate responses.
- Core Ability Supported: Think Critically and Solve Problems
- Communicate clearly with clients and healthcare providers from diverse cultures.
- Core Ability Supported: Model Ethical and Civic Responsibility
- Consistently validates correct answers related to law and ethics in healthcare through examination of rationales.
- Core Ability Supported: Process Information