Lakeland Community College holds policies regarding transfer of credits from accredited and non-accredited medical assisting programs.
Lakeland Community College Medical Assisting Program Credit Transfer Policy:
- The medical assisting credits received must fall within a 36 month period prior to the date of graduation from the program. No credits will be accepted from non-accredited programs. Accreditation agencies that meet the requirements are: CAAHEP, ABHES and those from the armed services.
- Fifty (50) percent of the required medical assisting academic credits from the accredited program must be acquired from the accredited program granting the degree/diploma/certificate.
- The practicum requirement must be excluded in the academic credit transfer of fifty (50) percent. The practicum requirements must be met at the accredited program granting the degree/diploma/certificate.
See the college course catalog for more details.
The Lakeland Community College Medical Assisting Certificate 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) 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, phone: 727.210.2350 (www.caahep.org).