Medical Assisting (C.C.)

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 Career Certificate (C.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. In addition, you qualify to take the Registered Medical Assistant examination to become a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA).

Industry Associations

Degree: Career Certificates (C.C.)
Credit Hours: 1,300 Clock/Contact hours
Online Program : No
Program Code: 5648
Financial Aid Eligible : Yes
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Program Learning Outcomes

Clinical experiences in the medical assisting program will be provided in physicians' offices, ambulatory care centers, clinics 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.


Graduates of the Career Certificate Medical Assisting program are eligible to sit for the following examinations:

If you are considering employment in a state other than Florida, click here to ensure the program curriculum meets the requirements to sit for licensure or certification testing in that state.

Program Notice

The DAY program at Deerwood Center will start June 3, 2024

  • Application Due: May 3
  • Screenings Due: May 10

The NIGHT program at Deerwood Center will start July 15, 2024

  • Application Due: June 7
  • Screenings Due: June 14

Contact the FSCJ Admissions team with any questions about the application process.

Click here for additional admissions information.