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Medical Assisting

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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.
 
Broward College offers an affordable College Credit Certificate ​Medical Assisting program  which is 44 credits and runs 12 months long. The CCC ​ladders into a 65 credit Associate of Science degree. 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

 Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs:

            25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158

            Clearwater, FL  33763

            727-210-2350

            www.caahep.org



Medical Assisting Information Sessions

Face to Face
Info. sessions held Central Campus Bldg. 8, Rm. 157.

May 17th-10am
June 14th-10am

Webinar (online) Information Sessions: 
TBA
Sign up for a Virtual Information SessionPlease only fill out virtual form for upcoming VIS, not a face to face session. You will receive a follow up email with a skype invite to join.

Next Medical Assisting Class

August--Fall 2018
 
Medical Assisting
Percentage
Graduate Outcomes 

Employer Satisfaction Survey-5 Yr. Weighted Avg.

​100%
CMA-Certification Exam Pass Rates (2017)

Phlebotomy Certification pass Rate (2018)
87.5%


93%

Retention Rate
5 Yr. Weighted Avg.​
86.84%
Graduate Satisfaction Survey 
5 Yr. Weighted Avg.​
96.77%
  2017--19 students enrolled/16 graduated
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
  • Urgent Care facilities
  • Medical Specialty offices
  • Pedicatricians' offices
  • Primary care physicians’ offices

 

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.
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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 and have real-life work experience since they have worked in the field as Certified Medical Assistants.  The current Program Manager  graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Kaplan University.
Courses
Courses include a mix of on-campus lecture, laboratory training, and clinical rotation. The College Credit Certificate program is 12 months in length and classes meet daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m (times vary on day and term).
 
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.   
 
​After completion of MEA1265 and MEA 1265L, you will be eligible to sit for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician Examination. After completion of MEA1542 and MEa 1542L, you will be eligible to sit for the Electrocardiography Technician Certification Examination. Upon completion of all courses, you will be prepared to take the certification exam, and you can then add the title Certified Medical Assistant (CMA/CCMA) to your credentials.
 
You will also be eligible to obtain a limited x-ray license in Florida through the Department of Health’s Bureau of Radiation Control upon completion of MEA 1258, MEA 1259 and MEA 1259L.
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.
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