Associate in Science in Medical Assisting

Southern Technical College’s Associate in Science 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.

Program overview:

  • 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
  • Accredited
  • 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.

Course Titles

Computer Concepts
Introduction to Health Careers
Medical Terminology
Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology
Clinical Skills for Medical Assistants
Medical Procedures
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”

This fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get Your Medical Assisting Career Training Readiness Score Now.

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 in Science 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.

Career options upon graduation

  • Diagnostic Laboratories
  • Hospitals
  • Insurance Carriers
  • Nursing Care Facilities
  • Offices of Physicians
  • Outpatient Care Centers
  • Urgent Care Centers
  • Walk-In Clinics

Medical Assisting program is available at these locations:

Why Southern Tech?

At Southern Technical College we strive to provide an education that will prepare students to pursue successful careers and lead enriched lives.

Based on the current market demands, we seek to provide the most relevant knowledge to our students and strive to ensure that our technology, our curriculum and our faculty are in touch with today’s and tomorrow’s industry needs.

Financial Assistance Options

This is most often the scariest part of your decision to go to college, but don’t worry, our staff will walk you through the process step-by-step. Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
  • Federal Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students
  • Veterans’ Benefits and Assistance

Career Training Readiness Quiz

This fun, online quiz takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report which identifies your strengths and social style. Plus you will discover the training and positions you’re best suited for.