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 accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP) and is designed to prepare students for employment in various medical settings, such as a physician’s office, clinics and certain hospital settings. The medical assisting program at Lively Technical Center has an employer satisfaction rate of 90% over the past five years.

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).

This program requires full-time enrollment

2017 Annual MAERB Report

  • The Medical Assisting program at Lively Technical Center has a job placement rate average of 80.56% over the past five years.
  • Graduates of the Medical Assisting program at Lively Technical Center are satisfied with the education that they receive at Lively, as there is an average 90.48% graduate satisfaction rate over the past five years.
  • Five-year average for employer satisfaction:  90%.
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

Program Requirements

Medical Assisting · H170515 · 1300 Hours

OCPCourse NumberCourse TitleCourse LengthSOC Code
AHSC0003Basic Healthcare Worker9031-9099
BMEA0002Introduction to Medical Assisting25043-4171
MEA0501Medical Office Procedures7543-4171
CMEA0521Phlebotomist, MA7531-9097
DMEA0543EKG Aide, MA7531-9099
EMEA0581Clinical Assisting23031-9092
MEA0530Pharmacology for Medical Assisting9031-9092
MEA0573Laboratory Procedures12531-9092
MEA0506Administrative Office Procedures9031-9092
MEA0942Practicum Experience20031-9092

Program Costs

$3,796.00Florida Resident Tuition ($2.92 x 1300 hours)
$610.25Bookstore Costs
$225.00Registration Fee ($75.00 per semester x 3)
$45.00Facility Usage Fee ($15.00 per semester x 3)
$600.00Lab Fee ($200.00 per semester x 2)
$140.00Miscellaneous Fees (First Semester Only)
$60.00Liability Insurance
Total Costs $5,476.25

Employers of Graduates

Program Instructors

Cindy Grant
Cindy Grant, LPN
Medical Assisting Instructor

Phone: 850-487-7489

Email: [email protected]

Occupational Advisory Committee

Cecile Baker
Cecile Baker
Jessica Duncan
St. Augustine Plantation
Wilson Enfinger
Capital Health Plan
Tia Floyd-Newman
Big Bend AHEC
Julie Jaekel
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital
Paula Jones
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital
Oretha Jones
Neighborhood Medical Center
Marc Moncrief
HomeInstead Senior Care
Gloria Neal
Digestive Disease Clinic
Audrey Noble
Daisy Perry
St. Augustine Plantation
Kira Matteson Rosen
Bonnie Strade
HomeInstead Senior Care
Thompson Brenda
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital
Tracy Tully
William Tully
Radiology Assoc.
Jonathan Walker
University Chiropractic Center
Gini West
Big Bend Hospice