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About the Medical Assistant Program

Program Length Average Tuition Expected Salary
Three semesters $3,520* $23,000 - $32,000
* Program costs are approximate and cost is subject to change.

We’re the Cure for the Common College

In just one year, Miami Dade College’s Medical Assisting certificate program can prepare you for a career in the fast-growing medical field. Upon completion of our program, you will be ready to join the team at clinics, medical offices, hospitals and other out-patient facilities. Classes begin in January, May and August, but don’t wait to apply: Candidates are considered on a space-available basis. Sign up today.

Advantages of the Program

Uniquely located in the very heart of Miami-Dade’s downtown medical community, the College's Medical Center campus is home to state-of-the-art facilities and an experienced faculty. The College maintains dozens of partnerships with medical practices, and each semester, you’ll get real-world training through an integrated externship experience.

Skills You Will Learn

Medical assistants learn a variety of skills. As a graduate, you will be ready to draw blood, perform basic laboratory tests, and take EKG’s and X-Rays. You will also be prepared to perform clinical functions that include obtaining vital signs, preparing patients for and assisting with examinations and procedures, administering medications, and performing treatments. Administrative functions include managing records, completing insurance coding, and providing for billing and collecting as well as serving as receptionist, and scheduling appointments. Medical Assistants are taught computer applications to manage records, billing and other aspects of a medical office or clinic. 

Miami Dade College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Miami Dade College.
Miami Dade College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, marital status, age, religion, national origin,
ethnicity, pregnancy, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, or genetic information.
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