Medical Office Assisting Florence Campus

Medical Office Assisting Florence Campus

Medical Office Assisting Program Offered At
the Lane Community College Florence Campus

Program2013 Application Opens2013 Application ClosesNotification Date2012 Application Highlights

(Note: 2012 applicationsare in development and subject to change.)

2012 Program Changes
Medical Office AssistingMay 13, 2014June 23, 2014July 9, 2014Point based application
MOA FlorenceMay 13, 2014June 23, 2014July 9, 2014Point based application

To apply, visit the Application Information page.

Medical Office Assisting

Medical assistants are multi-skilled health professionals specifically educated to work in ambulatory settings performing administrative and clinical duties. The practice of medical assisting directly influences the public's health and well-being, and requires a master of complex body of knowledge and specialized skills requiring both formal education and practical experience that serve as standards for entry into the profession.

The Medical Assisting Program at Lane Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP http://www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).  The next re-accreditation review and evaluation will occur in the 2015-2016 academic year.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL
33756 727/210-2350

Graduates of this program are eligible to take the national certification examination (CMA), sponsored by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME). Only individuals who hold a certificate from a medical assisting program accredited by CAAHEP are eligible to take the Certification Examination. Certification is not currently required for initial employment by local employers, but is becoming highly recommended within the local medical community. Medical Office Assistant students at Lane should be planning for certification. Upon passing the Certification Examination, an MOA may claim the credential of CMA (AAMA) for Certified Medical Assistant.

Medical Office Assisting is a rapidly expanding segment of the work force. According to the United States Bureau of Labor statistics, Medical Assisting is projected to be one of the fastest growing professions.