FCCJ Logo  

2000-2001 Catalog

Health Care
Medical Assisting (5648)

Vocational Certificate Program


The object of this program is to prepare students for a career in the multi-skilled field of medical assisting, which includes instruction in the performance of administrative and clinical skills. The program is designed to prepare students to assist in all aspects of medical practice under the supervision of a physician, assist with client care management and execute administrative and clinical procedures, communicate effectively, adhere to ethical and legal standards of medical practice, and recognize and respond to client needs. Clinical experiences will be provided in physicians’ offices, ambulatory care centers, clinics, hospitals and hospital out-patient clinics.


Applicants must be at least 17 years of age and have earned a high school diploma or equivalency degree. Medical assisting is a selective access program. The program admits students once a year in the fall term. An application for admission to the program must include the following:

  1. an application to the medical assisting program,
  2. a high school completion transcript or copy of GED® test scores,
  3. scores for the required pre-entrance test (A level-TABE), (test is scheduled through the North Campus assessment and certification center, 713-6014), and
  4. the ability to type 25 words per minute or familiarity with the computer keyboard.

GED® and GED Testing Service® are registered trademarks of the American Council on Education (ACE). They may not be used or reproduced without the express written permission of ACE or GED Testing Service. The GED® and GED Testing Service® brands are administered by GED Testing Service LLC under license from the American Council on Education.

For information call 766-6581.

Professional Courses
Course Number and Title
Contact Hours
*VPI 0100 Reading Skills  
*VPI 0200 Mathematical Skills  
*VPI 0300 Language Skills  
MEA 0005 Medical Assisting I
MEA 0006 Medical Assisting II

*Students who have satisfactory test scores are not required to take these courses.

Health Care | Catalog Contents