Medical Assisting, AS (MA)

Indian River State College

Medical Assisting, AS (MA)

Fort Pierce, Florida

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assisting Program at Indian River State College focuses on teaching essential skills such as recording vital signs, preparing patients for exams, administering medications, and more. The program offers eligibility for the Certified Medical Assistant Certification Exam and provides employment opportunities in various health care settings. Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), the program also includes information sessions for prospective students, career training through Career and Technical Education programs, and affiliation with HOSA, a national organization supporting career development in health care.

Key Skills Taught:

  • Taking and recording vital signs and medical histories
  • Preparing patients for examination
  • Drawing blood
  • Administering medications and injections
  • Performing minor surgery
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Maintaining medical records
  • Assisting with billing and coding

Program Features:

  • Eligibility for the Certified Medical Assistant Certification Exam
  • Employment opportunities in various health care settings
  • Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
  • Information sessions for prospective students
  • Career training through Career and Technical Education programs
  • Affiliation with HOSA

For more information, contact Michelle Keim at mkeim@irsc.edu.

Tuition: How Much Does Indian River State College's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

From Indian River State College's website

The Medical Assisting program at Indian River State College has a tuition cost of $3,328 for Florida residents. This cost does not include additional fees and expenses. For instance, Clinical Paperwork Tracking costs $28, and there's a Health Science Selective Admission Fee of $30. Students also need to budget for a Drug Screen and Criminal Background Check, which costs $100. Other costs include books (approximately $393), uniforms (around $200), supplies ($125), and a graduation fee ($65). The cost for the Certification Exam is $250, but members of the professional organization can avail it for $125. Optional membership to the professional organization costs $31. Please note that costs for CPR course, physical exam, immunizations, and health insurance vary.

Program Length: How Long Is Indian River State College's Medical Assisting Certificate Program?

The program length for the Medical Assisting program at Indian River State College is 1300 hours.

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About Indian River State College

Indian River State College is a public institution with a main campus in Fort Pierce, Florida. Established in 1959, the college has since been serving the counties of Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, and St. Lucie on the Treasure Coast region of Florida. 

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