Medical Assisting

The Medical Assisting Program is committed to providing a high standard of quality medical assisting education to all of our students.  This will be accomplished by providing a good foundation in basic medical assisting knowledge and skills, critical thinking and personal qualities. Through cooperative team efforts, our graduate medical assistants will be successful in their certification requirements; be prepared for an entry level medical assisting position; adopt measures that ensure the safe practice of medical assisting; show sensitivity to cultural diversity; promote health habits that contribute to total wellness; and, become lifelong learners.

Program Overview

The Medical Assisting (MA) program is designed to prepare students for employment in various medical settings, such as a physician’s office, clinics and certain hospital settings. This program will prepare the student to function in a medical office or clinical environment as a medical receptionist, administrative assistant, insurance coder/biller, phlebotomist, EKG Technician, and as a back office clinical assistant/patient educator.

The curriculum provides students with the technical, clinical, and interpersonal skills necessary to succeed in the medical assisting field. Upon successful completion students will be prepared to take the national exam for Clinical Certified Medical Assistant (CCMA).


Medical Assisting

Employment Opportunities

  • Medical Receptionist
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Insurance Coder/Biller
  • Phlebotomist
  • ECG Tech
  • Clinical Assistant/Patient Educator

What You'll Learn

  • You’ll gain a solid understanding of medical terminology, anatomy, pathology and basic concepts of pharmacology and psychology. You’ll be tasked with important procedures, like measuring vital signs, administering immunizations and performing phlebotomy (drawing blood).
  • Support clinic administration and management
  • Administer therapeutic injections and vaccinations
  • Perform in-house clinical lab testing and lab specimen collection
  • Perform EKGs, spirometry and audiometry
  • Assist physicians with patient care in a variety of in-office procedures
  • Perform patient data entry and charting
  • Care for patients one-on-one
  • Perform medical procedures
  • Gather patient information
  • Help doctors stay organized
Practical Nursing

Program Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a high school diploma or a graduate equivalency diploma (G.E.D.)
  • Must provide proof of Level II criminal background screening prior to enrollment
  • Must provide proof of current immunizations
  • Must provide proof of annual tuberculin skin test (PPD)
  • Must complete a pre-registration packet prior to enrollment
  • Must undergo random drug testing once enrolled

Medical Assistant Application

Maxine Williams Scholarship Application

Program Requirements

Medical Assisting · H170515 · 1300 Hours

OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length SOC Code
A HSC0003 Basic Healthcare Worker 90 31-9099
B MEA0002 Introduction to Medical Assisting 250 43-4171
MEA0501 Medical Office Procedures 75 43-4171
C MEA0521 Phlebotomist, MA 75 31-9097
D MEA0543 EKG Aide, MA 75 31-9099
E MEA0581 Clinical Assisting 230 31-9092
MEA0530 Pharmacology for Medical Assisting 90 31-9092
MEA0573 Laboratory Procedures 125 31-9092
MEA0506 Administrative Office Procedures 90 31-9092
MEA0942 Practicum Experience 200 31-9092

Program Costs

$3,484.00 Florida Resident Tuition ($2.68 x 1300 hours)
$135.00 Registration Fee ($45.00 per semester x 3)
$150.00 Facility Usage Fee ($50.00 per semester x 3)
$600.00 Lab Fee ($200.00 per semester x 3)
$188.94 Miscellaneous Fees (1st semester only )
$60.00 Liability Insurance ($20.00 per semester x 3)
$60.00 Drug Screening ($30.00 per semester x 2)
$50.00 CPR Training (1st semester)
$80.00 Bookstore (2 sets of scrubs)
Total Costs $4,807.94

Employers of Graduates

Program Instructors

Cindy Grant
Cindy Grant, LPN
Medical Assisting Instructor

Phone: 850-487-7489

Email: grantc@leonschools.net

Occupational Advisory Committee

Katherine Gerald, MA, LPN
Tallahassee Research institute
Kenya Ray Miller, MA
Capital Health Plan
Patricia Walden, Office Manager
Andrea Carter, MA
Patients First
Latrenda Walker, RMA
CRMC Medical Group – Vascular Surgery
Latasha Arnold, LPN
Tallahassee Neurological Clinic
Selena Johnson, RMA
Southern Medical Group TMH Physician Partners
Magenta Hall, APRN
Ashley Ellis, CCMA
Southern Medical Group TMH Physician Partners
Sha’Quan Wiggins
Southern Medical Group TMH Physician Partners