Medical Assistant Diploma Courses – On-Campus


The Medical Assistant courses offered by Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) enable you to gain practical learning experience as you discover the diversity a medical assistant career has to offer. UMA's Medical Assistant diploma incorporates skills and academics that not only prepare you for an entry-level healthcare job, but also help get you ready to obtain applicable credentials.

Throughout UMA's Medical Assistant program, you have an opportunity to develop clinical procedure skills, such as EKG, pharmacology and minor surgeries. The courses also encompass essential knowledge like anatomy and physiology, human relations, and administrative and business skills specifically for medical offices. In addition, you learn important business functions that apply to medical office settings, including critical-thinking and problem-solving, written and oral communications, medical ethics and industry-relevant terminology. You conclude the program with an externship in a local healthcare facility, where you apply the knowledge and skills you learned during your Medical Assistant courses.

UMA's Medical Assistant curriculum consists of 42.5 semester credits and is offered at Ultimate Medical Academy’s Clearwater and Tampa campuses.


Required Medical Assistant Courses


Principles of Allied Health

5.0 Semester Credits


Anatomy & Physiology and Medical Terminology

5.0 Semester Credits


Medical Assistant Office Procedures

5.0 Semester Credits



4.5 Semester Credits


Clinical Lab Procedures and Phlebotomy

4.0 Semester Credits


Clinical Procedures

4.0 Semester Credits


Medical Law & Ethics and Communications in Medical Assisting

5.5 Semester Credits


Advanced Laboratory Procedures & Minor Medical Office Surgeries

5.0 Semester Credits


Clinical Externship

4.5 Semester Credits


Total Required Semester Credits

42.5 Semester Credits


* Please contact your UMA Admissions Advisor for additional enrollment requirements.


In as few as 16 months, you can gain essential knowledge and skills with a Medical Assistant diploma from Ultimate Medical Academy. The Medical Assistant program is designed to prepare you for an entry-level medical assistant position in a clinical setting or a medical office. The curriculum also assists in preparing you to sit for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) and Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) examinations.

Feel free to contact us today for more details on the program, including entrance requirements and the application process.


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