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All EFSC campuses are open and all classes resumed as scheduled Monday, September 18. Students and instructors should discuss issues related to missed classes, assignments and tests. An email has been sent to students outlining hurricane closure impacts related to Fall Term courses. You can also view that email online.

Medical Assistant CCC & A.S. Program

Effective Fall 2015, the Medical Assistant program changed from a Post-Secondary Adult Vocational program and now offers the following two program tracks:

  1. CCC/ Medical Assistant Specialist : One-Year Program
    (College Credit Certificate)
  2. AS/ Medical Assistant Advanced
    (Associate in Science)

To prepare for program eligibility, please review the program links & information in their entirety and meet with a Nursing & Health Sciences Advisor. Medical Assistants are considered unique and versatile because of the many functions they are able to perform. Their capabilities range from general front office and transcription to managerial/supervisory functions. Clinical performance includes non-intravenous injections, phlebotomy, patient assessment, vitals, patient preparation, surgical assisting, pharmaceutical principles and the administration of medication. Specialty areas are knowledge of Medical Law and Ethics, Radiology and EKG.

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EFSC has an equipped clinical laboratory to introduce basic testing concepts found in a typical physician's office or clinic. You will learn diagnostic procedures at the College and will be offered the opportunity to actually utilize these skills in an assigned physician's office. Courses required for the Medical Assistant Program are offered at the Cocoa and Palm Bay campuses, and begin every Fall and Spring term.

The one-year Medical Assistant Specialist certificate program incorporates specific courses to enable you to perform equally well in administrative, clinical and laboratory settings. Upon completion of the program, you will receive a College Credit Certificate. The certificate program also helps prepare you for the National Certification Examination.

Are you ready to become a professional in the field?  Upon completion of the CCC program, you may continue your studies and pursue the Medical Assistant Advanced A.S. degree. You can complete the AS degree at your own pace, while working in the field.

Medical Assisting Information

Entering the Program

The Nursing Institute Program application should be completed online prior to the student registering for a core class. Core and support courses are listed under the Entrance Criteria area of this web section. The student may register for a core class once they have taken the PERT test, completed an online program application and paid the application fee, and met with a Health Science or designated-Palm Bay advisor. You may take support classes on any campus with the recommended course sequencing. The core classes are offered only during the spring and fall semesters. Core classes fill up quickly, so planning ahead is vital in order to register for those classes. Core classes are offered on the Cocoa and Palm Bay campuses only. Please contact a Health Sciences advisor for further assistance.

Eligibility for Certifications

Upon completion of the program, you are eligible to apply for the Phlebotomy Certification and the Basic X-ray Machine Operator Certification. You will also receive certificates in Injection, CPR, Aids 104, EKG and Phlebotomy.

Financial Aid & Reimbursement Policies

STUDENTS WITH VETERAN BENEFITS DISCLAIMER:
Veteran or dependents of veterans using VA educational benefits must check with the VA office for eligibility.  

STUDENTS RECEIVING ENTITLEMENTS/FINANCIAL AID DISCLAMER

Current PSAV Students (Began program Spring 2015, or earlier):

  • Students receiving entitlements under the PSAV vocational program should follow course sequencing and program entrance criteria. The number of clock hours per semester is extremely important. You should maximize the number of support courses you take initially to optimize banking clock hours.   It's suggested that prior to starting courses you make an appointment with our Nursing & Health Science Advisors, so they may assist you with a sequence of prerequisites and program course completion. Students should meet with financial aid specialists prior to program start, and during the program to you are prepared and understand your requirements and fund availability. 
  • Students who do not take full course semester loads are not likely to meet the required clock hours for financial aid reimbursement in the beginning. We highly suggest that you take all the required support courses per the designated course sequencing to optimize clock hours. 450 clock hours are needed for initial payment of Financial Aid.

Future CCC Students (program start Fall 2015, or beyond):

  • Students receiving entitlements should be following course sequencing and program entrance criteria. It's suggested that prior to starting courses you make an appointment with our Nursing & Health Science Advisors, so they may assist you with a sequence of prerequisites and program course completion. Students should meet with financial aid specialists prior to program start, and during the program to you are prepared and understand your requirements and fund availability.

 


 

 

Contact Us

Health Science/Nursing Admissions & Advising, Cocoa Campus
1519 Clearlake Rd, Bldg 20, Rm 211
Cocoa, FL 32922
phone: 321-433-7575
fax: 321-433-7579
email: healthscience@easternflorida.edu

 
 
 
 

Apply for Admission

 
 
 
 

Before applying for a Nursing program, you must complete the general application process to Eastern Florida State College. Also view our Program Summary and Equal Access Policy.

The Nursing & Health Sciences Institute no longer accepts paper applications. Complete the online application and click the "submit" button, prior to the application deadline. After submitting the application, visit your local EFSC cashier's office to pay your $25 application fee by the program application deadline date. No application will be processed unless payment has been made.