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Medical Assisting


To prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.


Training includes learning how to assist with patient examinations, treatments, medications, monitoring, basic lab tests, phlebotomy, electrocardiography, emergency procedures, administering medical insurance/finance procedures, office management software and receptionist duties, and employability skills. An unpaid externship/ practicum at a physician’s office or health care clinic is required to complete the program. This program is offered in traditional classroom instruction.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs)

This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of five Occupational Completion Points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete the Program

Grade 10 math, language and reading.

H170515 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1300 Hrs
HSC0003 A* Basic Healthcare Worker 90
MEA0002 B Introduction to Medical Assisting 250
MEA0501 Medical Office Procedures 75
MEA0521 C Phlebotomist, MA 75
MEA0543 D EKG Aide, MA 75
MEA0581 E Clinical Assisting 230
MEA0530 Pharmacology for Medical Assisting 90
MEA0573 Laboratory Procedures 125
MEA0506 Administrative Office Procedures 90
MEA0942 Practicum Experience 200
* OCP A, Basic Healthcare Worker, is the foundation of the majority of health-related programs of study. If the student has high school credit for Health Science I and Health Science 2 or an applicant can demonstrate the skills in those courses through a written and performance test for OCP A, the student may start with OCP B, Introduction to Medical Assisting.
Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

Program Overview

Program Overview

Industry Certification/Licensure

After program completion students take the following:

  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)
  • Registered Medical Assistant (RMA), American Medical Technologist (AMT)

Retention - MAERB Annual Report

  • Winter Park and Avalon Campuses 81.36% - In compliance with Standard V.A.4, CAAHEP Standards and Guidelines.


Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be awarded credits at:

  • Valencia College:
    • Medical Administration AS degree – 6 credits


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