Associate’s Degree in Medical Assisting
Southern Technical College’s Associate’s Degree in Medical Assisting can help you prepare for a career in the healthcare field. For many, working in the healthcare field isn’t just a dream – it’s a calling. If this sounds like you, our Medical Assisting Associate’s degree program is a great way to get started in the healthcare field.
- Can be completed in 18 months
- Consists of hands-on instruction from experienced professionals
- Offers flexible scheduling. Day and evening classes available
- A set of required materials and textbooks are provided at no additional cost
- Externship that allows you to apply learned skills and competencies
- Eligible to sit for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam in the State of Florida
Why Southern Technical College:
- Day and evening classes available
- Small class sizes
- Faculty of industry professionals
- Resume building and interviewing prep
- Financial aid available to those who qualify
Medical Assisting Curriculum Overview
This Medical Assisting degree program is designed to expose you to both the administrative and clinical aspects of a healthcare environment, and includes courses in medical theory and terminology, clinical procedures, medical billing, and anatomy and physiology. Medical Assistants work closely with doctors and are often the main point of contact with a patient. Medical Assistants play an important role in a well-managed medical office and have a variety of responsibilities.
Medical Assisting students will participate in clinical laboratory classes, where you can apply the knowledge you have learned and build real-world skills for today’s employers. You will also participate in an externship, which offers further opportunities to apply learned skills and competencies. Our hands-on medical assistant training will help give you the experience to succeed in a new medical assisting career.
Introduction to Health Careers
Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology
Clinical Skills for Medical Assistants
Fundamentals of Pharmacology
Allied Health Clinical Skills
Allied Health Laboratory Procedures
Medical Assisting Externship
Introduction to Electronic Health Records
Medical Office Administrative Procedures
Is a Career as a Medical Assistant Right for You?
Take the STC “Medical Assisting Career Training Readiness Quiz”
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Upon successful completion of the Medical Assisting Associate’s degree program, graduates may be eligible to sit for some medical assistant certification exams. Please see your Director of Education for more information in relevant certifications.
If you’re considering earning your Associate’s Degree in Medical Assisting, it’s time to get started at Southern Technical College. Contact us to learn more.
Southern Technical College is a proud member of the American Association of Medical Assistants.
For Southern Technical College- Fort Myers Campus:
Notice to students and prospective students: The Medical Assisting (Academic Associate’s) program at Southern Technical College – Fort Myers, FL has been placed on student achievement show-cause by their accreditor, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), due to material noncompliance with its retention rate standard of 60 percent.