medical assisting 

The Medical Assisting Program is designed for students who are interested in learning both the clerical and clinical aspects of the medical office setting. Students will learn how to properly maintain patient records, medical forms, confidentiality, medical office ethics, how to communicate with insurance companies, pharmacies and other medical offices. Students will perform hands-on activities in Phlebotomy, CPR, First Aid, EKG, Universal Precautions and other necessary medical skills. Upon completion students may sit for the National Healthcare Association Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam. Medical Assisting Flyer     Uniform Example

Completion Rate: 83%    Placement Rate: 75%       Licensure Exam Pass Rate: N/A

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*Data as reported to COE and is updated annually in December of each calendar year.
Placement calculation may exclude (if applicable) program completers that are awaiting exam results,
refused employment, continued post-secondary education, or may be otherwise unavailable for employment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where do I register for the Medical Assisting Program?
A: Treasure Coast Technical College, 1426 19th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960

Q: Are there prerequisites for the Medical Assisting Program?
A: No, however, a high school diploma or its equivalent is required to sit for the National Health Career Association Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam.

Q: Is there entrance testing prior to starting the program or any prerequisites?
A:  Yes, all applicants for Treasure Coast Technical College programs 450 hours or more are required to take a state-mandated TABE prior to enrollment.

Several exemptions to TABE are accepted. In order to be exempt, a student must submit official documentation for verification of an exemption:
  • Possess a college degree at the associate in applied science (AAS) level or higher;
  • Demonstrate readiness for public postsecondary education pursuant to s. 1008.30, F.S. and applicable rules adopted by the State Board of Education; Revised July 29, 2016 4a.
  • A student who entered 9th grade in a Florida public school in the 2003-2004 school year, or any year thereafter, and earned a Florida standard high school diploma or a student who is serving as an active duty member of any branch of the United States Armed Services shall not be required to take the common placement test and shall not be required to enroll in developmental education instruction in a Florida College System institution. However, a student who is not required to take the common placement test and is not required to enroll in developmental education under this paragraph may opt to be assessed and to enroll in developmental education instruction, and the college shall provide such assessment and instruction upon the student’s request.
  • Pass a state or national industry certification or licensure examination that is identified in State Board of Education rules and aligned to the CTE program in which the student is enrolled; or is enrolled in an apprenticeship program that is registered with FDOE in accordance with Chapter 446.                                                                                                     
  • Students enrolled in law enforcement training academies are exempt from the requirements. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) has designated the Florida Basic Abilities Test (FBAT) is used with these students.

Q: Is Financial Aid available?

A: Yes, please contact Treasure Coast Technical College at (772) 564-4970 with any questions.

Q: Is a payment plan available?
A: Yes, a payment plan is available for information contact main office at (772) 564-4970

Q: Where are classes for the Medical Assistant held at?
A: Medical Assisting classes are held at 4680 28th Court, Vero Beach, Florida, 32967.

For more information call 772-564-4970.

Resource Links



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