January 2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Mar 02, 2021  
January 2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Diploma in Medical Assisting

**This program is not yet available for Orlando students.

Program Description

The Medical Assisting program provides didactic and in-the-field learning experiences that will enable students to enter the workforce as entry-level medical assistants. Students will be qualified to work as a Clinical or Administrative Medical Assistant. Students will learn administrative, clinical, and laboratory skills performed within the scope of practice of a medical assistant. Coursework will include medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, pathology, ethics, professionalism, medical insurance, electronic medical records, medical clinical procedures, laboratory procedures, and patient privacy. This program will prepare students to sit for the CCMA exam.  

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate clinical competencies in medical assisting.
  2. Demonstrate laboratory competencies in medical assisting.
  3. Perform all administrative duties for a medical office.
  4. Adhere to ethical and legal boundaries within medical assisting scope of practice.
  5. Demonstrate professional behavior within a medical office setting.
  6. Utilize test-taking skills along with medical assisting knowledge to complete the credentialing exam.

Potential Occupational Titles

Potential occupational titles for this program include, but are not limited to, medical assistant.

Program Content

A minimum of 24.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation.

Required Core Courses

All courses, 12.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Required Clinical Courses

All courses, 12.00 semester credit hours, are required.