What Do Medical Assistant Technician Programs Teach You?

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What Do Medical Assistant Technician Programs Teach You?

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Medical Assistants play a vital role in a healthcare office from scheduling and greeting patients to checking vitals and preparing for exams, the work of a medical assistant is varied and exciting. Florida Career College can help you prepare for an entry level position in this field is as little as ten months. Read on to see more about what our Medical Assistant Technician program includes.

What do Medical Assistant Technician Training Programs Teach You?

Medical Assistant Technician Training Programs, such as Florida Career College’s MAT program are designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and hands-on training that you need to confidently enter the health care field. The Medical Assistant Program includes a mix of online learning with hands-on lab experiences. Medical Assistant Technicians will learn the best techniques and skills for working directly with patients and assisting physicians with exams and tests. Prior to graduation, students will complete a 180-hour externship working in the healthcare field. Our Medical Assistant Technician program includes 8 courses:

 

  • MT1010 • Introduction to Allied Health for Medical Assistants
    Allied Health professionals are the necessary support staff that work directly with doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals. In this course we teach the basics of working in a healthcare setting from medical terminology to the importance of proper punctuation, capitalization and abbreviations in medical records. This course also covers medical ethics, standards of conduct, confidentiality and OSHA.
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  • MT1020 • Electrocardiography and Diagnostic Imaging for Medical Assistants
    An electrocardiogram (EKG) is an important procedure to help monitor a patient’s heart activity and detect abnormalities. In this course students will learn how to prepare patients for this test and monitor the procedure. Diagnostic imaging is the process of taking pictures of the inside of the body for medical analysis. This course covers the types of diagnostic imaging and radiology as well as radiation safety.
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  • MT1030 • Phlebotomy and Hematology for Medical Assistants
    Medical Assistants may be asked to perform basic lab tests to assist doctors and nurses in collecting patient information. This course will teach students safe laboratory techniques for venipuncture, urine analysis, and various hematology procedures. They’ll also learn specimen collecting, specimen processing, data collection and the importance of proper documentation.
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  • MT1100 • Medical Front Office Procedures in Medical Office
    A Medical Assistant may play a valuable role in the front office. This course covers the basic administrative functions for a healthcare office or clinic. Students will learn scheduling, medical records, documentation, basic coding, banking procedures, health insurance and filing. We’ll also cover professional communication through telephone techniques, etiquette and management/human resource skills.
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  • MT1115 • Medical Back Office Procedures
    Medical Assistants often work directly with patients to prepare them for their exam with a physician. In this class students will learn how to interview patients to collect their medical history, how to perform vitals tests and how to document their interaction for the doctor. A Medical Assistant may also assist the doctor with the exam so students will be taught hand washing, medical aseptic techniques, the history of modern infection, EMR, Snellen exam, basic irrigations, and assisting with gynecological, male reproductive, urinary, pediatric, and gastroenterology procedures.
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  • MT1116 • Pharmacology and Drug Administration for Medical Assistants
    This course will cover the basic principles of pharmacology. We explore how drugs act, routes of administration, drug classifications, dosage calculations, preparation and administration of oral and parental medications, and documentation in Electronic Medical Records. (EMR)
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  • MT1120 • Clinical Back Office Procedures
    This course is designed to teach students the skills to collect the patient’s history and vital signs. We’ll cover aspects of the medical assistant’s role in patient preparation and positions, utilizing medical terminology, methods of examination, injections and medications, assisting the physician with routine physical examinations, microbiology, bandaging, emergency procedures, sterile techniques, orthopedic and neurological procedures, and documentation in Electronic Medical Records.
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  • MT1175 • Medical Assistant Technician Externship
    To get the very best hands on experience all Medical Assistant students are expected to complete a supervised externship in a healthcare setting. An externship could be completed in a physician’s office, clinic, hospital or other healthcare site. We’ll help you find a site to experience on-the-job training. Each student must complete 180 hours of unpaid work in order to graduate. Your externship not only provides real life working experience, but many externship sites will hire the students that impress them the most.

How Long is FCC's MAT Program?

At Florida Career College, training to become a medical assistant technician can be completed in as few as ten months. Each course takes approximately one month and the final externship is 180 hours. New classes begin each month so you can jump into your training any time you feel ready.

What is it Like to Attend a Medical Assistant Technician Program?

Just like being a medical assistant, training to be a medical assistant technician is different every day. You’ll participate in live online lectures, complete homework assignments and quizzes online and visit the campus two days a week to practice your skills in hands-on labs. When you’re on campus you’ll dress in scrubs and get to know your instructors and classmates in smaller class sizes. You’ll work with real equipment and practice skills on your classmates, acting as patients. In addition to your training, our campus ambassadors hold various activities on campus to motivate and unify students and give you a real college experience.

What is the externship like?

Just like being a medical assistant, training to be a medical assistant technician is different every day. You’ll participate in live online lectures, complete homework assignments and quizzes online and visit the campus two days a week to practice your skills in hands-on labs. When you’re on campus you’ll dress in scrubs and get to know your instructors and classmates in smaller class sizes. You’ll work with real equipment and practice skills on your classmates, acting as patients. In addition to your training, our campus ambassadors hold various activities on campus to motivate and unify students and give you a real college experience.

We believe the best way to learn is by doing. The externship is your chance to put what you’ve learned into practice in the real world. You’ll be working in an actual office with real patients. We work hard to match our students with an extern site that appeals to them and works with their schedule. We believe with good training and coaching you’ll be prepared to enter the workforce with confidence.
FCC has built incredible partnerships with employers in your area. We do our best to find externship sites that are currently hiring—giving our students the best chance of finding entry-level employment as soon as they finish their program.

What Do You Need to Enroll in FCC's MAT Program?

Enrolling in Florida Career College’s Medical Assistant Technician program is easy. Simply reach out to our admissions department online, via phone or by visiting a campus, and we will guide you through the process. We will take you on a tour of the campus, help you enroll and even apply for financial aid. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
You do not need to have graduated high school to enroll in our Medical Assistant Technician program. We can help you receive your high school diploma while you simultaneously complete your training. Please reach out for more information.

What Happens After you Apply to FCC's MAT Program?

Once you enroll in the program the support does not stop. There are several steps to get you prepared not only for class but for your new career.

 

  1. We want you to feel like you have someone you can go to with questions all along your journey. That’s why we take you for a tour before enrollment and pair you with a designated Admission Representative who will work with you to apply.
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  3. Next, we’ll have you sit down with our Financial Services Team. They’ll help you understand the cost of the program and the resources available to you.
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  5. Just before the start of class you’ll join us for College Prep Day. During this fun kickoff event we’ll take your ID photo, pass out your uniforms, give you your schedule and finish up any administrative tasks that are left to do before your big start day. During this time, you’ll hear from our campus leadership, have a chance to meet some classmates and ask your questions.
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  7. Two weeks after you begin, we’ll meet again as a group of new students to go over any new or lingering questions. You should never be afraid to ask for assistance.
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  9. As you go throughout the program you can continually reach out to the school’s administrative team or your instructor for help. We are obsessed with student success and will do everything in our power to ensure a positive experience for you.

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Do You Need a Diploma to Become a Medical Assistant?

You do not need to have a specialized diploma or be licensed or certified to become a medical assistant in the State of Florida. That doesn’t mean the position of medical assistant isn’t unregulated in the state, however.

No High School Diploma?

We Have Options!

Does FCC Offer Financial Aid for the MAT Program?

Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. You may be able to receive grants, loans or scholarships to help pay for your education. Our Finance Team will walk you through your options and help you fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Don’t let the fear of paying for school keep you from achieving your goals! Reach out for assistance today.

Is FCC's MAT Program Accredited?

Yes! Florida Career College is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE). 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350, Telephone: 770-396-3898 / FAX: 770-396-3790, www.council.org. We follow strict guidelines that apply to curriculum and student success.