Next Program Start Date:
Next Application Deadline:
April 17, 2017
Summer classes start:
May 15, 2017
Attend one Information Session to learn about the program and steps for applying.
Medical Assisting is a rewarding career for caring people...it's also one of the nation's most in-demand occupations, with job growth projected to increase by 29 percent from 2012 to 2022, according to the U.S. Labor Department. Average job growth is 11 percent.
Where You Study Matters
Based on Palm Beach State's Lake Worth campus, this 13-month certificate program, which has no prerequisites, provides high-quality training in medical assisting at an affordable cost. As a state college, our tuition is a fraction of what private schools cost. When you also consider our experienced and credentialed instructors, small class sizes and modern medical office training lab, you'll see why Palm Beach State is the smart place to start your medical assisting career.
What's required to get started? You must hold a standard high school diploma or GED.
See Program Overview and Program Facts & Deadlines for more information.
A Nationally Accredited Program
The Palm Beach State's Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1575
Chicago, Illinois 660606
Become a Certified Medical Assistant: CMA (AAMA)
Because Palm Beach State's Medical Assisting Program is CAAHEP-accredited, our graduates are eligible to take the CMA (AAMA) Certification Examination. The Certified Medical Assistant credential known as the CMA (AAMA) is awarded by the American Association of Medical Assistants and considered the gold standard of medical assisting professionalism. This credential is increasingly required by employers.
During the program, students also may pursue a Basic X-ray Operator License through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and the Florida Department of Health.
Questions? Email: MedicalAssisting@palmbeachstate.edu