Medical Office Assisting Florence Campus

Medical Assistant Florence Campus

Medical Assistant Program Offered At
the Lane Community College Florence Campus

Program 2016 Application Opens 2016 Application Closes Notification Date 2016 Application Highlights 2016 Program Changes
Medical  Assistant May 11, 2016 June 23, 2016 June 23, 2016 Point based application
MOA Florence May 11, 2016 June 23, 2016 June 23, 2016 Point based application

To apply, visit the Application Information page.

Medical Assistant

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 Assistant 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 Assistant students at Lane should be planning for certification. Upon passing the Certification Examination, an MA 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.