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Medical Assisting

Medical assistants enjoy rewarding careers in one of the fastest-growing healthcare careers. Under the direction of a physician, they take and record vital signs and medical histories, prepare patients for examination, draw blood, administer medications and injections, perform minor surgery, schedule appointments, maintain medical records and assist with billing and coding.

Once You Complete the Program

Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant Certification Exam to earn the credential CMA (AAMA) and find employment in a physician’s office, clinic or other healthcare facility.

Getting Started

Selection for the Medical Assisting program occurs on a first-come, first-served basis.  This is based on submission of the requirements outlined in the Medical Assisting Application Book.

For more information, contact:
Pamela Giannone

Medical Assisting Program Information Sessions

Free information sessions are held periodically throughout the year. Upcoming sessions:

Applying to the Medical Assisting Program

All application materials for Fall 2020 must be sent via email to

New students must first complete the online Application for Admission.

New and returning students must also follow these directions to complete and submit the Medical Assisting Application prior to the application deadline.

  1. Sign into MyIRSC, and enter your Student ID and PIN number.
  2. Go to Registration (blue menu bar) and select Health Science Application.
  3. Place a check mark in the I Agree Statement.
  4. In the Health Science Program box, select Medical Assisting. Application Deadline: this automatically fills in the program deadline date.
  5. Select Submit. Select OK.
  6. Select Pay Fee Now and then Pay Now.
  7. Select Process For Payment.
  8. Select $30 application fee.
  9. Enter credit card details.
  10. Submit payment.


The Medical Assisting program at Indian River State College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Additional Program Information


This is a national organization which supplements and complements the health occupations education curriculum. HOSA provides students in secondary, postsecondary and collegiate programs with opportunities to develop personal, leadership and career skills needed by healthcare providers. HOSA helps develop the total person, not just job-specific skills. The rapidly changing healthcare system needs workers who are technically skilled, people-oriented and capable of accepting leadership positions as a member of a team.  Join now.

Academic Plan/Guided Pathway for Medical Assisting

To view and print an Academic Plan/Guided Pathway, double-click on the program title.

For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.

Academic Plans/Guided Pathways are recommended sequences of courses and prerequisites needed to complete your degree. It is a general suggestion for when to take your courses; it is not a course schedule. Students should meet with their advisors to make appropriate course selections. The Academic Plans/Guided Pathways listed below are for the current academic year. Students should consult with their advisors for plan requirements specific to their academic year.

Medical Assisting Career Training

Students enrolled in Career Training programs build increasingly sophisticated skills in 150-hour modules.

Career Coach Employment Outlook

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