Medical Assisting – Associate of Science

If you are looking for a satisfying job in a field where you can feel good about improving people’s quality of life, a medical assisting career could be an excellent fit for you.  The Associate of Science Degree in Medical Assisting is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to perform the duties of a medical assistant under the direction of a doctor in private or group practices, clinics, and other medical facilities.

The curriculum includes training in a variety of clinical and administrative duties that include but are not limited to: assisting physicians and preparing patients for examinations, recording vital signs, performing diagnostic tests, medication administration and specimen collection and processing. Administrative duties may include: patient scheduling, records management, office correspondence, and insurance/billing matters.

In addition, as the capstone course of the program, students will gain experience in a physician’s office or appropriate facility by participating in an externship.

The Daytona College Medical Assisting Program is recognized by the American Medical Technologists (AMT) and students will qualify for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification examination upon graduating from our Medical Assisting program.

Graduates are eligible for the Basic Radiographer exam through the American Registry Radiologic Technologists (ARRT),  Graduates should confirm licensure requirements in their individual state of residency.  Graduates are eligible to test through the ARRT for their Basic X-Ray Machine Operator licensure through the State of Florida.  In addition, graduates from our Medical Assisting programs will qualify for the EKG Technician Certification (CET) and Phlebotomy Technician Certification (CPT) examinations through the National Healthcare Association upon graduating from either the Associate of Science or Medical Assisting Diploma programs.  Graduates are required to complete all documentation and meet the standards of the certification agencies.

*This program is currently offered via distance education as well as on-campus in a blended learning format.

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