Medical Assisting

Workforce Certificate

Medical Assisting

Become an indispensable part of the medical team

Are you interested in learning how to become a medical assistant? From front office to exam room, medical assistants keep things running smoothly. They make sure patients have positive experiences and the doctor has the assistance needed.

Our Medical Assisting Workforce Certificate (W.C.) will prepare you to do everything as a medical assistant from maintaining medical records, filing insurance claims and billing to taking medical histories, vital signs and assisting with exams. You’ll gain practical experience for a medical assisting job in local hospitals, doctor’s offices and clinics. You will be prepared to become a certified medical assistant and pass the National Certification Examination for Medical Assisting becoming a valued member of the medical community.

Clinical experiences in the medical assisting program will be provided in physicians' offices, ambulatory care centers, clinics, hospitals and hospital outpatient clinics. Clinical rotations are scheduled in various clinical settings and are a required part of the medical assistant program of study to assist students to obtain hands-on experience in the medical field while learning in the student role.

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Program Code: 5648

1,300 Contact Hours

School of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences
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May 15
Additional Costs

Approximately $1,300

Financial Aid Eligibility

Financial aid is available, if qualified.


(904) 646-2300


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Medical Assisting Application Packet
Alternative ways to earn credit

You may be eligible to receive credit toward this degree through Prior Learning Assessment. Examples include industry certifications, certain PSAV programs, credit by examination, or creating a portfolio of learning experiences. For more information, contact an academic advisor or learn more about Accelerated College.

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Degree Options

This workforce certificate program is designed to train you for medical assistants jobs and prepare students to take the certification exam to become a registered medical assistant.

Career Opportunities

Upon program completion, you will have the skills needed to work as a medical assistant in a hospital, surgery center, physician’s office, clinic or acute care center.

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