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.
The program’s educational goals are “to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in clinical and administrative skills
Upon completion of the program, the student is eligible to take the national certification exam for 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
- 16 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in any K-12 program
- Occupational Interest
- No specific requirement for Information Technology
Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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.
- Medical offices and clinics
- HMO facilities
- Emergency departments and select specialty areas
- Walk-in treatment centers
- Cardiovascular labs
- Medical office administration
- Veterinary medicine
Completion of a Medical Assisting program at a Post-Secondary institution Is preferred. Registered Medical Assisting (RMA) certification is encouraged.
The average wage for this career in Florida is $16.31 hourly or $34,800 annually.
- 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 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.
The exam passage rate for the 2019 graduates is 90%.