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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Assistant Diploma

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Offered at ECC & MCC (Code: EVMED & MVMED)

The Medical Assistant Program will prepare individuals to provide medical office administrative services and perform clinical duties. This diploma program includes instruction in basic anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, medical law ethics, patient psychology & communications, medical office procedures, clinical dx examination testing & treatment procedures. Program accredited, graduates of the diploma program are eligible to sit for the National Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam upon completion of the summer externship. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA for all required courses.

Medical Assistant Entrance Requirements:

  1. Application for college admission completed and signed.
  2. Official high school transcript or GED equivalency required.
  3. Official transcripts from other colleges you have attended (if applicable).
  4. FAFSA/Financial Aid Paperwork completed.
  5. Test Score or Course requirements:
    1. ACCUPLACER test completed with scores of 250 or higher in Reading and 250 or higher in Writing.
    2. Successful completion of ENG 060 - College Preparatory Writing I  or ENG 061 - College Preparatory Writing II  with a 75% (C grade) or higher.
  6. Successful Completion of BCA 134 - Word Processing  or CSC 110 - Introduction to Computers  with a 75% (C grade) or higher.
  7. A minimum grade of 75% (C grade) or higher is needed for any prerequisite courses to transfer into the program.
  8. General education courses must be completed no more than five (5) years prior to be accepted as transferable credit for the program.
  9. All MAP courses must be taken in the acceptance year.

Plan of Study

Total Required Hours: 43-46


The Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP website) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

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