HCC and TGH Medical Assistant Technician(MAT) Program

The Institute for Corporate and Continuing Education (ICCE) stands ready to assist the employees of Tampa General Hospital. Working together, ICCE and TGH have partnered to offer a clinical medical assistant/medical assistant technician training program with hope of filling many MAT positions within the Tampa General Hospital/Tampa General Medical Group clinics.

Course Details:  Enter the world of healthcare today by performing functions related to the physician’s clinical responsibilities in outpatient and physician offices. Gain hands-on experience in medical office procedures, preparing patients for examination and treatment, performing phlebotomy and lab processing, and running and monitoring electrocardiographs (EKGs).  Receive up to 3 certifications!!*

Course Dates:  09/17/2020 to 01/26/2021 

Course Days, Times and Location: The course will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 10pm at the HCC Dale Mabry Campus 

This course is a hybrid training course that includes online self-study, online presentations, and interactive support with the instructor. In-person training labs will be scheduled during the class days and times once physical distancing requirements allows us to do so. Clinical experience will also take place once the clinical sites reopen their locations to HCC students.

Course Fee:  $3299.00    Space is limited to 18 students.

Course fee includes all student materials, CCMA national certification study package and certification exam (one time try).

Optional Additional Certification Exam Fees (please notify TGH of your choice when applying for education funds):

Add both EKG and Phlebotomy Certification Exams with study package ($372.00) = Total: $3671.00

Add EKG Certification Exam and study package only: $186.00 = Total:  $3485.00

Add Phlebotomy Certification Exam and study package only: $186.00 Total= $3485.00

Financial Assistance:  Need help paying for some or all of this course?

  • Use your TGH education benefit to pay for this course!

Team Members must: Be employed at TGH for at least six months, working a minimum of 60 hours per pay period and be in good standing with TGH, meaning no second warnings/discipline (ex: verbal, written, suspension) during the past 12 months (please contact Human Resources to confirm status.

*Please note if you do not meet the requirements, you can still enroll into HCC’s MAT Program. The only difference is that you must pay out of pocket, and TGH Reimbursement cannot be utilized.

How to enroll:

Using your TGH benefit:

  1. Employees should apply to TGH HR to use the education benefit.  TGH Tuition Assistance Application instructions.
  2. Once approved, you will receive an education voucher from HR.  This voucher covers the cost of your course.
  3. Upload this voucher to HCC’s website HERE.  You will be contacted by email from HCC within 3 business days to complete your registration.

PLEASE NOTE:  Your registration is not secured until either payment or a voucher has been received by HCC before the first day of the course.  Space is limited.

For course and program questions:  alliedhealthicce@hccfl.edu

For TGH education benefit questions: Courtney Ramirez at cramirez@tgh.org or Wendy Hulmes (Human Resources) at whulme@tgh.org.

Clinical Experience and Certifications-

Medical Assisting- This course requires at least 150 clinical hours to complete the CMA portion of the training program. You will be assigned to a TGH/TGMG clinical site that is flexible with your schedule.  It is recommended that you are available 16 – 40 hours per week.  Clinicals are typically held at outpatient medical centers or private practices.  You must have a flexible schedule and access to transportation.  Once you complete the entire program and required clinical hours, you will receive a certification of completion for the CMA training program and be eligible for certification testing included in your registration fee.

EKG Technician- The EKG portion of the CMA program includes the NHA requirements of running 10 live EKGs.  After you complete this part of the curriculum, you will receive a certification of completion for EKG training and be eligible for certification testing. (Additional testing fees apply, and may be covered by TGH/TGMG)

Phlebotomy- The phlebotomy training portion of the CMA program includes performing 30 venipunctures and 10 capillary sticks in class.  

The following are included in the course fee ($3299):

  • 220+ hours of combined classroom lectures, online self-study and simulation lab.
  • 150 + hours of clinical experience
  • Scrubs
  • Textbook(s)
  • NHA Study Package and Exam fee for CMA (Phlebotomy and EKG are separate)
  • BP Cuff and Stethoscope

The following healthcare certification courses are also available at HCC.  Click the link below to learn more about the courses and availability. 




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