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Southwest Florida College's Medical Assistant program is designed to expose you to both the administrative and clinical aspects of the modern healthcare environment. We place emphasis on medical theory and terminology as well as teach you the practices and procedures associated with the operation of a healthcare facility. You will also learn in our clinical laboratory classes, where you can apply the knowledge you previously studied and further your training in real-world scenarios. When you successfully complete the program, you can pursue entry-level employment as a medical assistant with private physicians, health clinics, hospitals and nursing homes.
Southwest Florida College features an Associate of Science degree in Medical Assistant that can be completed within a year and a half of study. This degree will focus on fundamental medical courses, such as anatomy and physiology, radiography, and phlebotomy, as well as clinical coursework like clinical procedures and pharmacology. Our Associate of Science degree in Medical Assistant is available at our Ft. Myers, Port Charlotte and Tampa campus locations as well as online for your convenience.
SWFC has a wide variety of specialty affiliations where you could complete yoru Medical Assistant externship - including general practice, pediatric, cardiac, neurology as well as full service clinics and family health centers. Many of SWFC students are hired during their externship.
Medical Assistants are supervised in person with weekly visits from the SWFC externship coordinator, unlike other programs where a student's progress is graded through a phone call.
With an ever-increasing patient community, medical assistants and service technicians are in high demand. Southwest Florida College's Associate of Science in Medical Assistant will equip you with the specialized training to make you stand out in your chosen profession.
To learn more, call us today at (888) 279-2342 or visit our website at http://www.swfc.edu/ah/medassist.asp!
Southwest Florida College is an accredited, private institution of higher learning centrally located in Fort Myers, Tampa, Port Charlotte, and includes the Institute of Interior Design located within the Miromar Design Center in Estero. The College has been providing post secondary education to Floridians since 1974 and offers programs in Allied Health, Business, Design, Education, Information Technology and Legal Studies. Its mission is to provide educational opportunities for individuals to acquire knowledge and skills that will help prepare them for rewarding careers in fields with high growth potential. For more information, call toll free 888-526-7973 or visit http://www.swfc.edu/.