Medical Assisting

Erwin Technical College

Medical Assisting

Tampa, Florida

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assisting Program at Erwin Technical College offers a comprehensive curriculum covering a wide range of skills and competencies essential for a career in health care. Students learn foundational healthcare knowledge, front and back office competencies, clinical lab procedures, and pharmacology.

Skills Taught:

  • Healthcare Foundations: Basic Healthcare Worker, CPR - Basic Life Support, First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogens, Cultural Diversity, Professionalism in Healthcare, Employability
  • Front Office Competencies: Medical Office Receptionist, Telephone Techniques, Electronic Health Records, Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology, Disease & Disorder
  • Back Office Competencies: Phlebotomy, Electrocardiography, Clinical Assisting Procedures like Vital Signs, Physical Therapy, Assisting with Exams
  • Clinical Lab Procedures: Point of Care Testing, Autoclaving, Instrumentation, Assisting with Minor Surgery
  • Pharmacology: Drug Administration, Dosage Calculation, Drug Classification, Prescription Drugs, Medication Preparation and Administration

Program Features:

  • Accreditation: Fully accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) on recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB)
  • Externship: Includes a 200-hour externship in physicians' offices and clinics to demonstrate proficiency in administrative and clinical areas
  • Employment Opportunities: Graduates can work in doctor’s offices, walk-in clinics, hospitals, dialysis clinics, and urgent care centers as Medical Assistants
  • Salary Range: Potential incomes range from $15.00 to $19.00 per hour, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Tuition: How Much Does Erwin Technical College's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

From Erwin Technical College's website

The Medical Assisting program at Erwin Technical College has a tuition cost of $5,700. This cost is comprehensive, covering all the necessary coursework for the program. Please note that this cost does not include any additional fees or expenses that may be incurred throughout the duration of the program. The cost is the same for both in-state and out-of-state students.

Program Length: How Long Is Erwin Technical College's Medical Assisting Certificate Program?

The program length for the Medical Assisting program is 15 months, or 1300 clock hours.

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About Erwin Technical College

Erwin Technical College, located in Tampa, Florida, is a public vocational institution that is part of the Hillsborough County Public Schools system.

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