Associate of Science Degree
98 Quarter Credits
1180 Clock Hours
The objective of the Medical Assistant program is to prepare the graduate for entry-level employment as a Medical Assistant in a medical office, clinic or other related medical facilities. Students are instructed in various topics including patient processing, patient confidentiality procedures, performing various duties such as taking vital signs, drawing blood, performing basic EKGs as well as other related tasks. Certification is recommended but not required to work in the field.
The Medical Assistant program instructs students on practical and theoretical skills needed in training to become
a Medical Assistant. Students will be trained to assist in medical settings by performing basic procedures including the processing of patients, performing vital sign checks, drawing blood and performing basic Electrocardiograms. In addition, upon completion the graduate will possess a working knowledge in subjects such as medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, basic medical office examination procedures, phlebotomy and other Medical Assistant-related skills. The student will be issued an Associate of Science degree upon successful completion of the program, meeting all course requirements and fulfilling all financial obligations to Dade Medical College.
Normal Time to complete the program: Approximately 1 ½ year
On-time graduation rate for completers: 100%
Occupation by Name: Medical Assistants
SOC Code: 31-9092.00
Program Cost: $25,050 (Registration Fee $50)
Placement Rate: 81% for academic year 2011-12.
Median Loan Debt Figures: $13,552.04