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City College - Gainesville

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Medical Assistant

Allied Health, Medical Assisting, A.A.S.

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Earning an Associate of Science in Medical Assisting from City College, graduates will have all the necessary tools and skills to be prepared to take the National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) and/or the Phlebotomist Certification Exam.

Of all of the professions in the healthcare field, Medical Assisting is one that is growing higher than the average rate and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 19% growth in these positions through 2029**, much faster than other careers. Medical Assistants are trained in both organizational and clinical duties and perform tasks such as assisting physicians with exams, preparing patients and rooms for examinations, maintaining patient records as well as other administrative duties.
An Associate’s degree in Medical Assisting offers the most inclusive course of study in the field of Medical Assisting. The 8 quarter City College Medical Assisting program provides training in all fundamental administrative tasks and clinical techniques students need to enter the field of medical assisting in most healthcare facilities, hospitals or medical practices.

It’s not all just in-classroom instruction. The program includes a 160-hour internship in real-life medical clinics and other healthcare facilities. Students will be right there, getting valuable hands-on training that prepares them for the realities of medical assisting in the workplace.

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Vet Technician

Veterinary Technology, A.A.S.

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Earning an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from City College will give students all the necessary skills to sit for the AVMA exam and all the knowledge necessary to care for animals in a variety of veterinary settings.

Just like a doctor depends on the support of a qualified nursing staff, a veterinarian depends on the support of skilled veterinary technicians. For animal lovers looking for a fulfilling career, a Vet Tech is a great option! Especially, since jobs in the industry are growing at a faster than average rate and predicted to increase by as much as 16% by 2029**.

Certified veterinary technicians routinely perform a variety of tasks on animals including – monitoring vital signs, drawing blood or other samples, x-rays, administering medication or injections, record keeping and client education.
The 8 quarter Veterinary Technology program at City College combines classroom lectures with hands-on clinical training to ensure students receive a well-rounded education in veterinary technology.

The City College Veterinary Technology program helps prepare students for rewarding careers in the world of veterinary medicine. Students will work in real-life clinical scenarios during their 300 hours of externship at a local veterinary clinic, helping them smoothly transition to the real-life demands of a veterinary clinical environment.

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Public Service Industry

EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Services, A.A.S.

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City College’s Associate of Science in Emergency Medical Services encompasses both Emergency Medical Training and Paramedic courses. Helping students acquire a much broader range of skills and knowledge preparing them for the EMT and Paramedic national licensure examinations. The City College EMS-AS program can be completed in as few as 9 quarters and includes courses covering critical first aid and life-saving techniques. Students will also learn important communication skills that teach them how to interact with patients and how to perform under pressure. City College provides students with essential hands-on experience through labs and internships at local trauma centers, fire rescue departments, and ambulance services; experience that will help prepare them for the real world of EMS after graduation and certification.

Standards matter when it comes to educating students in the EMS field. The EMS Associate of Science program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org). Graduates of the program are prepared to sit for the National Registry certification test following completion of the EMT and Paramedic programs.

EMTs provide advanced life support services to patients being transported to hospitals. The demand for skilled EMTs is high and expected to increase by as much as 6% by 2029**, making it an exciting field of study. The Associate of Science in Emergency Medical Services program is designed to prepare students to provide potentially life-saving medical treatment as first-responders in a variety of emergency situations.

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Emergency Medical Technician Diploma Program

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Earning an EMT Basic Diploma from City College gives graduates the critical necessities to become a certified EMT. Not to mention, graduates emerge certified in Basic Life Support. This program will also help students prepare for the EMT and Paramedic licensure examination. Once a student completes the program, they will be eligible and prepared to apply to take the EMT Certification.

When every second matters, trained Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) bring a range of skills to the situation. They think and act quickly, working as a team to care for patients in emergency situations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 6% growth in EMT positions through 2029** – faster than average. This means many exciting opportunities in this fast-paced field. City College helps prepare students with skills and competencies ranging from giving basic life support to responding with professionalism and respect in the most stressful situations. The Emergency Medical Technician Diploma is the fastest route for students seeking to become an EMT. In this 28 week program, students will gain necessary knowledge and training through lecture, 100 hours of practical labs and 96 hours of clinical rotations. They will be trained with the knowledge, skills, and discipline required to deliver critical care under pressure, communicate clearly and effectively, as well as advocate for their patients.

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Gainesville, FL 32607
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