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Medical Assisting Apprenticeship - 50870

3300 hours

(Selective Admission)

Indian River State College awards a Certificate to each student who satisfactorily completes the required course of study. The purpose of the program is to prepare medical assistants who are competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the profession. Classroom theory and clinical practice prepare the student to perform a wide range of tasks ranging from examinations room techniques, to assisting with minor surgery, administering medications, educating patients, performing diagnostic procedures including drawing blood and electrocardiography, scheduling appointments, maintaining patient files, and completing insurance forms. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Review Board (MAERB) - 9355 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, Fl 33775, (727) 210-2350. Upon successful completion of the Certification exam, the graduate will be awarded the credential CMA (AAMA), Certified Medical Assistant from the American Association of Medical Assistants.

Degree Requirements

Required Program

All required courses must be completed with a C or better.

MEA 0821: This course is taken four (4) times throughout the program to document on-the-job requirement for apprentices.

HSC 0003Introduction to Healthcare (N)

90 hours

MEA 0500Medical Office Receptionist (N)

80 hours

MEA 0200CMedical Assisting Clinical Procedures I (N)

150 hours

MEA 0231Anatomy, Physiology and Medical Language (N)

90 hours

HCP 0750CBasic Concepts of Phlebotomy (N)

75 hours

HCP 0720CElectrocardiograph Technical Skills (N)

75 hours

MEA 0242Introduction to Pharmacology (N)

90 hours

MEA 0254CMedical Office Laboratory (N)

75 hours

MEA 0234Pathophysiology and Disease (N)

75 hours

MEA 0201CMedical Assisting Clinical Procedures II (N)

105 hours

MEA 0258Diagnostic Imaging in Medical Offices (N)

75 hours

MEA 0334Medical Office Procedures (N)

75 hours

MEA 0952Medical Assisting Seminar (N)

75 hours

MEA 0800Medical Assisting Practicum (N)

170 hours

MEA 0821On-the-Job-Learning for the Medical-Assisting Apprentice (N)

300 - 880 hours