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.
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.
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Medical Assisting Program Information Sessions
Free information sessions are held periodically throughout the year. Upcoming sessions:
- 02/02/2022 - Medical Assisting Information Session
- 03/02/2022 - Medical Assisting Information Session
- 04/06/2022 - Medical Assisting Information Session
- 05/04/2022 - Medical Assisting Information Session
We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2022 daytime program at the Pruitt Campus.
The application for the Fall 2022 daytime program will be available after January 3, 2022.
Prior to beginning the application process:
- Read the Medical Assisting Application Booklet.
- Complete and submit the IRSC Health Science Application for the Medical Assisting program ($30 fee; keep a copy of your receipt.)
Note: If at any time during the application process you have a change in personal information (name change, address, phone number or emails), submit the changes through MyPioneerPortal and to the Health Science Division at 772-462-7550.
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. Learn more.
Academic Plan/Guided Pathway for Medical AssistingTo 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 and Technical Education programs build increasingly sophisticated skills in 150-hour modules.