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Career Certificate

It’s the best of both worlds! In one year, gain the skills to perform administrative and clinical duties in a variety of medical settings. Medical assistants are employed in acute care hospitals, outpatient, ambulatory care facilities, medical offices and clinics.

Learn how to perform critical duties such as:

  • Scheduling appointments
  • Maintaining patient records and accounting
  • Coding and insurance processing
  • Preparing patients for examinations
  • Medication administration
  • Performing basic laboratory tests

This certificate provides a pathway for students to continue in the Nursing and Allied health program tracks.

Program Details

Start Date: August 2022
Program Requirements: See Catalog
Program Plan-Course Rotation: (Excel) (PDF)
Program Length: 1300 Contact hours
Program Cost (PDF)
Location: Courses for the Fall 2022 program will be offered in Orange Park. Clinical experiences will be selected within and around the tri-county service areas of SJR State.

Students are eligible to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant Exam after completion of the program. Program completion will be contingent upon clinical site availability.

The CMA (AAMA) credential designates a medical assistant who has achieved certification through the Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).

The CMA (AAMA) is the only medical assisting certification that requires graduation from a postsecondary medical assisting program accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

PROGRAM MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the medical assisting program at St. Johns River State College is to provide an educational experience which will allow individuals the opportunity to obtain the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to function as a Medical Assistant.

ACCREDITATION
The Medical Assisting Program at SJR State is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

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Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
www.caahep.org

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Seminole, FL 33775
727-210-2350

Questions? Call (904) 808-7465
For an on-campus appointment contact the academic advising department on a campus near you.

How to Apply

(1) Apply to SJR State*
Application period March 1 – June 15 for Fall enrollment

Tuition and Fees: See Catalog
Financial Aid: Apply now!
Apply for Scholarships: October 2021

Questions? Call (904) 808-7465
For an on-campus appointment contact the academic advising department on a campus near you.

* Visit our SSN Web page for more information regarding the College's use of Social Security Numbers.

Program Outcomes / Goals / FAQs

Goal
The medical assisting program is designed to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. Students gain the knowledge and skills to qualify for entry-level positions in a variety of health care settings.

END OF PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. Graduates will be competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
  2. Graduates will perform within the legal and ethical boundaries of the Medical Assistant’s scope of practice.
  3. Graduates will integrate and value the needs of the individual patient, within his/her family, culture, society and health circumstances.
  4. Graduates will display professionalism and cultural sensitivity while interacting and communicating with providers, staff and patients.
  5. Graduates will participate as team players within the various settings of health care delivery.


Job Outlook / Salary

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Brittney student spotlight

MEET BRITTNEY.

I enjoy helping people and being hands-on in the workplace. Many people don't realize it, but medical assistants are the foundation of a doctor’s office.

Jakesha student spotlight

MEET JAKESHA.

Jakesha is working towards a Medical Assisting certificate at SJR State.