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.
Application Deadline: Applications are accepted once a year, April 1 - August 1. Classes begin in August.

Industry Certifications Available

  • Certified Medical Assistant (CCMA)
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)
  • Certified EKG Technician (CET)
Obtain skills in the following areas:
  • OSHA
  • CPR
  • HIPAA
  • First Aid
  • EKG’S
  • AED
  • ASEPSIS
  • Venipunctures
  • Medical Math
  • Vital Signs
  • Medical Terminology
  • Laboratory Procedures

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.

Program Requirements

  • Age: Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Diploma: Must have a high school diploma or a graduate equivalency diploma (G.E.D.)
  • Pass Level II Background Screening (prior to enrollment)
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Attend NFCC Jumpstart Skills Workshop prior to program start.
  • Complete TABE test. TABE must be taken at NFCC Testing Center, (850) 973-9451 or testing@nfcc.edu. TABE fee is $10.
Important TABE Information: Potential students are encouraged to take the TABE exam prior to the start of the Medical Assisting program. However, students are required to test by week six of the program. Students must achieve a score of 10.0 in each subject area or Math, Reading and Language by end of program to receive their college certificate. Exemptions may apply. Contact Enrollment Services at (850) 973-9469.

How to Apply

Initial application process:
  1. Schedule appointment with Tammy Kemp, RN at (850) 973-1633 or KempT@nfcc.edu.
  2. Complete NFCC 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 Tammy Kemp.
  5. Complete background screening ($60).
  6. Completed drug screening during Spring Term of program ($45).
Criminal Background Check
Prior to admission in NFCC Allied Health Programs, the student must have completed a FDLE, Level II security background investigation. The cost of the security background investigation is the responsibility of the student.
Reference: Pursuant to Section 456.0635 Florida Statutes

Students in this program should be advised by the instructor or the program manager before enrolling in courses. For additional information call 850-973-1633.


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