MEDICAL ASSISTANT (51.0710)
The purpose of this program is to prepare the student as a multi-skilled medical assistant. This is done through the acquisition of the knowledge and skills that are necessary to work in clinical and administrative settings at hospitals, clinics, medical Labs, diagnostic centers, and doctor’s offices. In addition, the program offers options for entry-level positions such as front office procedures, back office procedures, and back office procedures. Florida National University students will be able to apply for the American Registry for Medical Assistants (ARMA) registry.Request more info about MEDICAL ASSISTANT
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Program Requirements (36 Credits)
General Education (13 Credits)
SLS 1501College Study Skills1
ENC 1101English Composition I3
SPC 1017Fundamentals of Oral Communications3
BSC 1081Basic Anatomy and Physiology3
CGS 1030Introduction to Information Technology3
Core Requirements (23 Credits)
HSC 1531CMedical Terminology3
HSC 1230LPatient Care Procedures2
MEA 1659Electronic Medical Records3
MEA 2226CExamining Room Procedures3
MEA 2265CLab Procedures3
MEA 2266CLab Procedures II3
MEA 2305CMedical Office Procedures3
MEA 2332CMedical Insurance Coding and Billing3
During the Medical Assistant Diploma program, Florida National University students will learn important medical terminology, patient care, office and lab procedures, electronic medical records and medical insurance coding and billing. Medical assistants have both clinical and clerical responsibilities. They are the liaison between medical professionals and patients. Medical assistants may be the first person a patient encounters so this program stresses good communication and proper patient care.
This Medical Assistant Diploma program includes both classroom theory and hands-on experience to prepare students to work alongside nurses, doctors, and other medical professionals.
BLS, OSHA, HIV, HIPPA seminars completion are required for graduation.
Students are required to complete 180 hours of clinical experience before graduation.
Medical Assistant students are required to wear uniforms at all times.
Attendance is mandatory for this program.
*General Education Component (see page 219)
**This course has prerequisites; check course descriptions.