Medical Assisting School in North Miami Beach Florida 33160
(No prerequisites for this Program)
The primary objective of this program is to prepare students for employment as medical assistants. Upon completion, the graduate will possess a working knowledge in medical terminology, anatomy, human diseases, pharmacology, basic medical office procedures and clinical medical assisting skills. Students will learn front office procedures such as handling patient accounts and records, word processing, and scheduling of patients. The students will also learn back office procedures such as taking patient histories and vital signs, preparing patients for procedures, assisting the physician with examinations and treatments, and performing selected diagnostic tests as directed by the physician. The medical assistant will also learn basic medical laboratory and X-ray procedures.
Upon completion, the graduate may be eligible for the National Certification examination offered by the National Healthcare Association. The Medical Assistant graduate may be prepared to take the Basic X-Ray Machine Operator State exam
The program is a planned structure of instruction consisting of one program and five occupational completion points. The structure will allow students to complete specified portions of the program for employment or remain for advanced training. The core module is taught first or concurrently with the MA-T and the second OCP. All modules must be completed to be a medical assistant. Students are placed into lab and clinical practice in physicians’ offices throughout Miami Dade and Broward County, which offers maximum flexibility to the student, allowing for the development of specific skills within a chosen specialty area. Such skills encompass those of administrator, clinician, or technician. Upon completion of this ten (10) month program the student may be eligible to write the national certification exam of the American Association of Medical Assistants to obtain the credential of Certified Medical Assistant (CMA-AAMA).
The Medical Assisting takes 1350 clock hours/43 weeks to complete.
For detailed description of the program and for course outline please see our catalog.
This program is approved for Financial Aid under Title IY. Financial Aid is available to qualified applicants. For more information please see our Financial Aid page and Consumer Information Handbook.
Program Name: Medical Assisting
GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT 2013-2014 Data
The Higher Education Act of 1965 requires proprietary and vocational colleges to provide an eligible program of training to prepare students for Gainful Employment. Below you will find information for related occupations listed for Medical Assistants. The web link will provide information for tasks, knowledge, skills, abilities, work activities, work context, job zone, education, interests, work styles, work values, related occupations, wages and employment trends, other sources and additional information. Also included is the on-time graduation rate, tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, job placement rate, and median loan debt incurred.
Program SOC Code and Name is 31-9092.00 – Medical Assistants
SOC web site is located at
Cost of Attendance:
Course Application Books and Fees Tuition Insurance and Fees Total Medical Assisting $100.00 $1,928.00 $12,900.00 $885.00 $14,928.00 Overall Placement Rate 100% On-time Graduation rate for students graduating between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014 100%
* Prestige Health & Beauty Sciences Academy does not provide room and board
Median Loan Rates (covering 2013-2014 Award Year)
Title IV Loan Rate $ 12,125
No Private or Institutional Loans at graduation
Monthly payments for the Direct Loan program start at $50.00. To calculate your monthly repayment amount for your total student loan borrowed you can access www.finaid.org/calculators.
For the Job placement rate report above the information is done through the following methods:
- Who is included?
All students who graduated between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014.
- What Type of Job?
Medical Assistant, Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Doctor’s Assistant, Medical Office Assistant, Clinical Assistant, Outpatient Surgery Assistant.
- When were they employed?
All students listed as placed must have been working between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014 to be counted as employed.
- How were graduates tracked?
Mailing surveys and direct contact by calling the graduates’ and employers.
The placement rate was calculated using the accrediting agency formula and reported to
COUNCIL ON OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION (COE)
7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350