This program provides students with training in the multi-skilled field of medical assisting. Students will be trained to assist in all aspects of a medical practice, including administrative and clinical skills, under the supervision of a physician.
It is the goal of the Medical Assisting program at Daytona State College to:
1. Prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains.
2. To provide the local and surrounding communities with highly trained competent medical professionals.
Students will 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.
This field is a rapidly growing area in the medical profession with excellent job opportunities available throughout the state. Daytona State's job placement rate for the graduating class of 2018 was 77%.
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.
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). In 2018 94% 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.
Questions? Call or email Tamara Mottler, Assistant Chair/Program Manager Medical Assisting, Tamara.Mottler@DaytonaState.edu (386) 506-3215 or Melissa L. Brown, Academic Advisor, at (386) 506-3052 Melissa.Brown@DaytonaState.edu