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Who We Are

The Medical Assisting program provides students with training in the multi-skilled field of medical assisting. Students need to possess the ability to work with all types of people, be a team player, have good communication skills (written and verbal), and be flexible and motivated.

Students will gain knowledge of Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology, Pharmacology, Coding and Billing, as well as Clerical/Administrative skills for the clinical setting. Clinical experiences are provided for the students in physician’s offices, ambulatory care centers, and multi-physician clinics. Upon completion of the program the students are eligible for credentialing by the (AAMA) American Association of Medical Assistants using the initials CMA.

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Students will be trained to assist in all aspects of a medical practice, including administrative and clinical skills, under the supervision of a physician.

This field is a rapidly growing area in the medical profession with excellent job opportunities available throughout the state.

Graduates from the Medical Assisting program at DSC are eligible to sit for tor the national certifying exam through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) or the American Medical Technologist (AMT). 2019 69% of graduates passed the certification exam through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).

Survey results indicate that, over a 5 year period, the Medical Assisting program at DSC has maintained a 100% satisfaction rate among graduates and employers.

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Additional Information about the Medical Assisting Certificate

Accreditation

The Medical Assisting Program Daytona Beach Campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Information may be obtained from CAAHEP, 25400 U.S, Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763; (727) 210-2350 and AAMA, 20 N. Wacker Dr., Ste. 1575, Chicago, IL 60606; (312) 899-1500.

Daytona State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associates and bachelor’s degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Daytona State College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

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