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Medical Assisting

Medical assistants are multi-skilled health care professionals who are qualified to perform administrative, clinical and laboratory procedures. Graduates of SPCC's CAAHEP-accredited Medical Assisting program may be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants' certification examination to become certified medical assistants.

The Medical Assisting program at SPCC is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to pass the Medical Assistants' certification examination.

Course work emphasizes:

  • Coding and processing insurance
  • Medical transcription
  • Laboratory procedures
  • Ethical/legal issues

Medical Assisting:

Medical Laboratory Assistant certificate:

Gainful Employment Information

Career opportunities

Medical assistant
Office laboratory technician
Practice manager
Insurance filing
Coding and billing
Ambulatory care center
File clerk/supervisor
Outpatient care
Nursing care facilities


The SPCC Medical Assisting Diploma Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Contact the Commission at 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756 or call 727-210-2350 for questions about the accreditation.

Medical Assisting faculty

Alice Bradley
Alice Bradley
Allied Health and Nursing
Lori Starnes
Lori Starnes
Program Director
Medical Assisting
Maile Nelson
Maile Nelson
Medical Assisting/Medical Laboratory

Medical Assisting and Medical Lab Assisting