Medical Assisting

1300 Clock Hours | Full-Time Program

Medical Assisting (MA) is designed to prepare students for employment in various medical settings, such as a physician’s office, clinics and certain hospital settings. This program will prepare the student to function in a medical office or clinical environment as a medical receptionist, administrative assistant, insurance coder/biller, phlebotomist, EKG Technician and as a back office clinical assistant/patient educator. Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals and other healthcare facilities.

Industry Certifications Available

  • Certified Medical Assistant (CCMA)
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)
  • Certified EKG Technician (CET)

Medical Assisting Duties

Medical Assistant Duties and Responsibilities vary according to facility size and policy, but may include:
  • Clinical Duties: Taking patient medical histories; Taking and recording of patient vital signs; Preparing patients for examination; Assisting the physician during an examination; Explaining treatment procedures to patients
  • Administrative Duties: Greeting patients; Updating and filling in patients’ medical records; Arranging for hospital admission; Working with Insurance, billing, coding, and collecting co-payments

Program Cost

Total cost of the three semester program is approximately $4651. Includes: tuition, supplies, uniforms, program patches, CPR book, clinical name badge, books, testing package, and certification examination(s) required for certification following completion of the program.

How to Apply

Initial application process:
  1. Schedule appointment with Rachel Bunting, Career and Technical Education Specialist, at 850-973-9454 or
  2. Complete NFC Admissions Application; pay non-refundable $20 application fee.
  3. Submit high school transcripts or GED and college transcripts.
  4. Submit complete program application during designated application period to Career and Technical Education Specialist.
  5. Complete background screening ($60).
  6. Completed drug screening during Spring Term of program ($45).

Students in this program should be advised by the instructor or the program manager before enrolling in courses. Contact Career and Technical Education Specialist Rachel Bunting at 850-973-9454 or for more information.

Admission, program and degree requirements are subject to change. Contact the program instructor or an NFC academic advisor for the most current information.