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
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

During these times, guidance and regulations around mandatory COVID-19 vaccines continue to change. As a clinical requirement, some of our contracted healthcare facilities may be authorized under law to require specific vaccinations.  Lively Technical College is committed to closely monitoring the situation in order to communicate changes and requirements to students in a timely manner. However, by applying for a health education program that has clinicals as a requirement for completion of the program, students must acknowledge that they may be required to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine at any point in the program  to be in compliance with the clinical site requirements. Students must acknowledge that failure to be in compliance with the COVID-19 vaccine may result in withdrawal from the program.


Program Requirements

Medical Assisting · H170515 · 765 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
B MEA0501 Medical Office Procedures 75 43-4171
C MEA0521 Phlebotomist, MA 75 31-9097
D MEA0543 EKG Aide, MA 75 31-9099
MEA0942 Practicum Experience 200 31-9092

Program Costs

$2,233.80 Florida Resident Tuition ($2.92 x 765 hours)
$45.00 Registration Fee
$50.00 Facility Usage Fee
$240.00 Lab Fee
$179.99 Miscellaneous Fees
$20.00 Liability Insurance
$38.24 Drug Screening
$5.00 TMH ID Badge
$120.00 Bookstore (2 sets of scrubs)
Total Costs $2,932.03

Employers of Graduates

Program Instructors

Cindy Grant, LPN
Medical Assisting Instructor

Phone: 850-487-7489

Email: grantc@leonschools.net

Natalie Grice-Phillip
Natalie Grice-Philip, RN
Medical Assisting Instructor

Phone: 850-487-7443

Email: grice-philipn@leonschools.net

Occupational Advisory Committee

Ashley Ellis, CCMA
Southern Medical Group
Melissa Angelotti
Southern Medical Group
Cathy Walters
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, Physician Partner
April Allen
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, Rhythm Clinic