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​Medical Assisting Information Session

Wednesday 09/10/2014 10.00am to 11.00am Building 08 Room 236

Wednesday 10/15/2014 10.00am to 11.00am Building 08 Room 236

 

Wednesday 11/19/2014 6.00pm to 7.00pm Building 08 Room 236

 

 

Medical Assisting


 

 

Cross-Train in Medicine & Office Administration 

 

Medical assistants are critical to the clinical and administrative functions of health care offices around the country. With an aging population and rapid technological advancements, the need for certified and technologically savvy medical assistants will continue to grow.

 

Fortunately, Broward College’s affordable Medical Assisting Program can be completed in 10 months, so you can quickly fulfill the demand for qualified medical assistants in South Florida. Look through our program and be sure to apply today once you feel that it’s the best move for your future.

 
The Broward College Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org
Classroom Experience
Our combination classroom and laboratory is a modern-state-of-the art facility that provides you with the opportunity to reinforce the skills taught in the program.  Hands-on-training is combined with lecture courses to accommodate different learning styles.
 
Classes are kept small, with 12 to 15 students, so you can train as a medical assistant without having to compete for the attention of faculty.
 
The full-time daytime program involves two to three days of lab attendance and two to three days of lecture classes. On the third semester of the program, you will be sent out to area health care facilities for additional real world training as a medical assistant.
 
For more information on the Medical Assisting Vocational Certificate, including admissions requirements, prerequisites and course information, view the Medical Assisting Program Sheet.
Career Path
Medical assisting continues to be among the top careers of growth and demand in our area. The need for qualified medical assistants, especially the highly desirable Certified Medical Assistant, will only increase as changes take place in health care legislation and the health care industry in general.

See career paths for medical assistants.
 
Graduates of the Medical Assisting program at BC have found employment opportunities in a variety of health care facilities and offices, such as:  
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Military care facilities
  • Cardiologists' offices
  • Pedicatricians' offices
  • Primary care physicians’ offices

Gainful Employment Disclosure

 

Is This Program Right for Me?
You should have a basic understanding of a health service-related career.  The prerequisite courses required to enter the program are designed to provide an overview of the health sciences.  In addition, individuals who are “people oriented” and enjoy helping and serving those in need are a perfect fit for this program.
 
Characteristics of successful medical assistants include:
  • Basic computer literacy 
  • Being able to multitask daily
  • Keeping accurate health records
  • Explaining doctor’s orders accurately
  • Basic reading, writing and math skills 
  • Having a friendly disposition when speaking to the public
Accreditation
The Broward College Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org
Faculty
Faculty members are former graduates of the program.  They have real-life work experience since they have worked in the field as Certified Medical Assistants.  The current Program Manager holds a Bachelor of Science in Management as well as a Master’s in Health Care Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
Courses
Courses include a mix of on-campus lecture, online learning, laboratory training and clinical rotation. The program is 10 months in length and includes 1,204 clock hours. Classes meet daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
The last term of instruction includes a Practicum in which students are placed in a variety of ambulatory health care facilities throughout Broward County.  The Practicum requires students to be at the assigned facility from 9 a.m.to 5 p.m.   
 
 
Upon completing all courses, you will be prepared to take the certification exam through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), and you can then add the title Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) to your credentials as CMA-AAMA.
 
You will also be eligible to obtain a limited x-ray license in Florida through the Department of Health’s Bureau of Radiation Control
For Alumni
Former graduates are encouraged to join the Program’s Advisory Board as well as the local chapter of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) and Broward College’s Alumni & Friends Association. For more information on joining the Advisory Board, contact the program manager.

Broward College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding
the non-discrimination policies and Title IX may be directed to: Equity Coordinator Dr. Denese Edsall, Executive Director, Human Resources, 6400 NW 6th Way, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33309,
(954) 201-7502, dedsall@broward.edu