Medical Assisting

Program Objective

The mission of the Medical Assisting Program at Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College is to ensure job readiness by providing state-of-the-art theory and clinical training using competency — based curriculum.

Program Content

The program’s educational goals are “to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psycho motor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.” ”The Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon recommendation of the Medical Assistant Education Review Board (MAERB).”

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

9355 – 113th St. N. #7709

Seminole, FL 33775

(727) 210-2350 | www.caahep.org

Upon completion of the program, the student is eligible to take the national certification exam for CMA (Certified Medical Assistant) offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants or the RMA (Registered Medical Assistant) offered by the American Medical Technologists. Classroom and laboratory activities follow a competency based format where students establish their own learning pace based on their individual learning style. This allows for flexibility based on
life-long experience and basic skills level achievement. When students have completed instruction and clinical practice in the classroom, they are placed in a medical office or appropriate clinical working environment for practicum experience

Admission Requirements

  • 16 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in any K-12 program
  • Occupational Interest
  • No specific requirement for Information Technology 

Program Hours

Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Completion Requirements

The entire program is 1300 hours, but students may earn a certificate at the completion of the following OCPs:

OCP A Basic Healthcare Worker:                                  90 hours

OCP B – Introduction to Medical Assisting:                       250 hours

Medical Office Procedures:                                              75 hours

OCP C – Phlebotomist, MA:                                            75 hours

OCP D – EKG Aide, MA:                                                75 hours

OCP E – Clinical Assisting:                                            230 hours

Pharmacology for Medical Assisting:                             90 hours

Laboratory Procedures:                                               125 hours

Administrative Office Procedures:                                 90 hours

Practicum Experience:                                                200 hours

Minimum basic-skills grade levels required for awarding a Full Program Completion Certificate are 10th grade in Math, Reading, and Language on the TABE® test, or Industry Certification. Additional information can be provided by student services

Students are expected to complete program competencies.

Employment Opportunities

  • Medical offices and clinics
  • HMO facilities
  • Emergency departments and select specialty areas
  • Walk-in treatment centers
  • Cardiovascular labs
  • Medical office administration
  • Veterinary medicine

Employment Requirements

Completion of a Medical Assisting program at a Post-Secondary institution Is preferred. Registered Medical Assisting (RMA) certification is encouraged.

Salary

According to the 2020 Bureau of Labor Statistics the median pay for a Medical Assistant was $33,700 annually or $16.20 per hour.

Program Cost

  • In-state residents – $2.56 per hour (Subject to change)
  • Out of state resident – $10.25 per hour (subject to change)
  • $15.00 application fee per trimester
  • Material fee – Varies by program
  • Identification fee – $5.00 per trimester
  • Liability insurance fee – Varies by program
  • Students must purchase books/kits and or uniforms, if applicable.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Applicants must have a high school diploma from an accredited High School, or its equivalent. To apply, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, at www. fafsa.gov. Questions pertaining to this matter should be directed to the Financial Aid Office.

RMEC & TC adheres to a policy of non-discrimination and strives to provide equal opportunity to all potential students.

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