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Start Your Healthcare Career in Florida

Day, night, and weekend classes start soon. Select a campus to launch your future!
Get the CAREER GUIDE
when you request more information today!

Top Programs Include+

Basic X-Ray with Medical

Office Procedures

• Medical Assistant

• Associate Degree

in Nursing

• Medical Billing and

Coding

Get the CAREER GUIDE
when you request more information today!

Top Programs Include+

Basic X-Ray with Medical

Office Procedures

• Medical Assistant

• Associate Degree

in Nursing

• Medical Billing and

Coding

Tampa
Flagship campus with a large program scope and convenient location.
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Clearwater
Range of programs with an intimate educational atmosphere.
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Prepare for Your Future with UMA

At Ultimate Medical Academy, we want to provide you with the training and education you need to fulfill your dream of becoming a healthcare professional.

UMA can prepare you for a rewarding new career with:

  • Hands-on, practical career focused training
  • Small class sizes that allow for individualized attention
  • Day, night and weekend classes
  • Career Services team available to help with job placement assistance
UMA Accreditations
UMA maintains the above accreditations. A diploma or degree from an accredited institution makes your credentials more meaningful.

Explore Our Programs

The demand for skilled and professional healthcare workers continues to grow in Florida. Whether you are interested in assisting with patient care or organizing data as part of a medical team, Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) can help you achieve your professional and personal goals.

Basic X-Ray with Medical Office Procedures

Basic X-Ray with Medical Office Procedures

The Basic X-Ray with Medical Office Procedures program prepares you to become a professional who can seek employment in a wide range of healthcare facilities including diagnostic imaging centers, clinics and physicians' offices. Depending on where graduates find employment, typical duties may include:

  • Positioning patients for X-Rays and explaining procedures
  • Operation and maintenance of X-Ray equipment
  • Collecting samples from patients
  • Performing a variety of laboratory tests
  • Assisting in day-to-day patient care
  • Assisting with patient recordkeeping and office management

Basic X-Ray Technicians work primarily in diagnostic imaging centers, clinics and physicians' offices. Opportunities can also be found in some hospitals and other medical facilities.

Dental Assistant with Expanded Functions

Dental Assistant with Expanded Functions

The Dental Assistant training program is a mix of classroom and laboratory training followed by a hands-on externship in a dental office with actual patients. With UMA's Dental Assistant program, in as few as 11 months* you can train to:

  • Prepare patients for treatment
  • Conduct dental x-rays
  • Provide chair-side assistance to dentists during procedures
  • Perform laboratory tasks
  • Assist in office management

Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant

The Medical Assistant program includes a mix of classroom training, hands-on lab experience and an externship in a real medical facility. In a little over 14 months*, you can train to:

  • Collect patient histories, maintain medical records and process insurance claims
  • Prepare patients for procedures and take vital signs
  • Assist physicians during procedures, collect samples and run tests in the lab

Upon graduation, you'll be prepared to take the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) exam and seek employment in the healthcare industry. As graduation nears, UMA will work to help you prepare for your exam and find the career opportunities that match your goals.

Medical Billing and Coding

Medical Billing and Coding

The Medical Billing and Coding program can educate you about the healthcare claim cycle, how insurance reimbursement works and how to process claims with industry-standard software all while building a plan for career success. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the Medical Records and Health Information Technicians field, which includes Medical Billing & Coding, is expected to grow 20% between 2010 and 2020 adding over 30,000 new jobs.1

In as few as 12 months*, train to:

  • Run the billing software that doctors and hospitals use
  • Process critical claims and medical records
  • Code medical and surgical procedures using proper terminology
  • Assist in the management of medical practices

Medical Billers and Coders are essential to making healthcare facilities run smoothly. As a Medical Billing and Coding professional, you could work in physicians' offices, hospitals, insurance companies and other healthcare facilities.

Medical/Clinical Lab Assistant

Medical/Clinical Laboratory Assistant

The UMA Medical/Clinical Laboratory Assistant program can prepare you for entry-level employment in clinical laboratory settings. This focused, hands-on course can be completed in under a year*. At UMA, train to:

  • Perform a variety of laboratory tests
  • Collect samples from patients
  • Assist with patient recordkeeping and office management

Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)

Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)

UMA offers an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) that can prepare you to practice professional nursing in as little as two years*. At UMA, nursing students train to:

  • Assess patients’ health and plan appropriate care
  • Make effective clinical decisions that ensure safe and accurate treatment
  • Implement prescribed regimens to help patients manage their health
  • Teach patients how to make informed health decisions
  • Communicate effectively with patients and other healthcare professionals
  • Work with other healthcare professionals to find the right solution for each patient
  • Provide care that protects patients’ dignity and honors cultural and religious needs
  • Demonstrate professional behavior in all aspects of nursing practice

Graduates of the Nursing program are prepared to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) which is required to work in the field as a Registered Nurse. In the weeks leading up to graduation, UMA provides examination preparation assistance, and you can meet with Career Services to find potential job opportunities that meet your needs and goals.

Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistant

Ultimate Medical Academy’s Nursing Assistant program can help you prepare for an entry-level career in the nursing assistant field. Nursing Assistants are often the primary caregiver and can develop strong, caring bonds with their patients. As a result, physicians and nurses look to Nursing Assistants to monitor a patient’s physical and mental conditions and keep them informed of changes. In as few as 8 weeks*, you can experience:

  • Hands-on training that combines classroom and laboratory work
  • Training to care for patients (under guidance by a physician or registered nurse) in safe and positive ways
  • An opportunity to gain the practical experience with a clinical externship
  • Test preparation classes to help prepare you to sit for the CNA examination

Graduates receive a diploma and may apply to take the State of Florida Certified Nursing Assistant Examination (CNA). UMA offers additional test preparation classes to help you be prepared.

Patient Care Technician

Patient Care Technician

The Patient Care Technician program helps to prepare you for entry-level employment in hospitals, nursing homes, physicians' offices and other healthcare facilities. Patient Care Technicians work alongside doctors and nurses to provide day-to-day care that patients need. They are called upon to perform vital clinical, laboratory, and office tasks to ensure the smooth operation of a healthcare facility. In less than a year* at UMA, train to:

  • Assist patients with day-to-day activities
  • Operate diagnostic equipment and collect and analyze samples
  • Administer drugs according to physicians’ instructions
  • Manage medical charts and electronic medical records

After completing classroom training and an externship with a local healthcare provider, you receive a diploma and are prepared to pursue jobs at a variety of healthcare facilities.

Graduates may apply to sit for the State of Florida Certified Nursing Assistant Examination (CNA) and gain a credential that can make them more marketable to employers.

Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician Programs

The Pharmacy Technician program helps prepare you to participate in a hands-on practicum that allows you to practice your training with actual customers and adds valuable work experience.

In as little as 11 months*, train to:

  • Fill prescription requests
  • Understand drug dosage and interaction
  • Maintain patient profiles
  • Process insurance claims
  • Assist the pharmacist

Your pharmacy technician training will also prepare you for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) national certification exam which may open the door to additional job opportunities and higher pay.

Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomy Technician

Ultimate Medical Academy’s Phlebotomy Technician program can prepare you for an entry-level position or add an important skill set to existing healthcare training. Phlebotomy Technicians specialize in drawing blood for analysis. The Phlebotomy Technician is responsible for making patients comfortable, addressing anxiety and safely collecting samples while causing patients minimal discomfort.

In as few as 12 weeks*, UMA can help you train to:

  • Work with standard phlebotomy equipment and draw blood
  • Follow safety procedures
  • Be prepared for a clinical externship with actual patients

Graduates receive a diploma and can apply to take the American Medical Technologists phlebotomy certification examination. UMA offers additional test preparation classes to assist you in preparing for this examination. As the demand for healthcare grows, phlebotomy technicians become even more important to hospitals, doctors’ offices, clinics and laboratories.

Prepare for Your Future with UMA

At Ultimate Medical Academy, we want to provide you with the training and education you need to fulfill your dream of becoming a healthcare professional.

UMA can prepare you for a rewarding new career with:

  • Hands-on, practical career focused training
  • Small class sizes that allow for individualized attention
  • Day, night and weekend classes
  • Career Services team available to help with job placement assistance
UMA Accreditation
UMA maintains the above accreditations. A diploma or degree from an accredited institution makes your credentials more meaningful.

Explore Our Programs

The demand for skilled and professional healthcare workers continues to grow in Florida. Whether you are interested in assisting with patient care or organizing data as part of a medical team, Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) can help you achieve your professional and personal goals.

Basic X-Ray with Medical Office Procedures

Basic X-Ray with Medical Office Procedures

The Basic X-Ray with Medical Office Procedures program prepares you to become a professional who can seek employment in a wide range of healthcare facilities including diagnostic imaging centers, clinics and physicians' offices. Depending on where graduates find employment, typical duties may include:

  • Positioning patients for X-Rays and explaining procedures
  • Operation and maintenance of X-Ray equipment
  • Collecting samples from patients
  • Performing a variety of laboratory tests
  • Assisting in day-to-day patient care
  • Assisting with patient recordkeeping and office management

Basic X-Ray Technicians work primarily in diagnostic imaging centers, clinics and physicians' offices. Opportunities can also be found in some hospitals and other medical facilities.

Dental Assistant with Expanded Functions

Dental Assistant with Expanded Functions

The Dental Assistant training program is a mix of classroom and laboratory training followed by a hands-on externship in a dental office with actual patients. With UMA's Dental Assistant program, in as few as 11 months* you can train to:

  • Prepare patients for treatment
  • Conduct dental x-rays
  • Provide chair-side assistance to dentists during procedures
  • Perform laboratory tasks
  • Assist in office management

Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant

The Medical Assistant program includes a mix of classroom training, hands-on lab experience and an externship in a real medical facility. In a little over 14 months*, you can train to:

  • Collect patient histories, maintain medical records and process insurance claims
  • Prepare patients for procedures and take vital signs
  • Assist physicians during procedures, collect samples and run tests in the lab

Upon graduation, you'll be prepared to take the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) exam and seek employment in the healthcare industry. As graduation nears, UMA will work to help you prepare for your exam and find the career opportunities that match your goals.

Medical Billing and Coding

Medical Billing and Coding

The Medical Billing and Coding program can educate you about the healthcare claim cycle, how insurance reimbursement works and how to process claims with industry-standard software all while building a plan for career success. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the Medical Records and Health Information Technicians field, which includes Medical Billing & Coding, is expected to grow 20% between 2010 and 2020 adding over 30,000 new jobs.1

In as few as 12 months*, train to:

  • Run the billing software that doctors and hospitals use
  • Process critical claims and medical records
  • Code medical and surgical procedures using proper terminology
  • Assist in the management of medical practices

Medical Billers and Coders are essential to making healthcare facilities run smoothly. As a Medical Billing and Coding professional, you could work in physicians' offices, hospitals, insurance companies and other healthcare facilities.

Medical/Clinical Lab Assistant

Medical/Clinical Laboratory Assistant

The UMA Medical/Clinical Laboratory Assistant program can prepare you for entry-level employment in clinical laboratory settings. This focused, hands-on course can be completed in under a year*. At UMA, train to:

  • Perform a variety of laboratory tests
  • Collect samples from patients
  • Assist with patient recordkeeping and office management

Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)

Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)

UMA offers an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) that can prepare you to practice professional nursing in as little as two years*. At UMA, nursing students train to:

  • Assess patients’ health and plan appropriate care
  • Make effective clinical decisions that ensure safe and accurate treatment
  • Implement prescribed regimens to help patients manage their health
  • Teach patients how to make informed health decisions
  • Communicate effectively with patients and other healthcare professionals
  • Work with other healthcare professionals to find the right solution for each patient
  • Provide care that protects patients’ dignity and honors cultural and religious needs
  • Demonstrate professional behavior in all aspects of nursing practice

Graduates of the Nursing program are prepared to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) which is required to work in the field as a Registered Nurse. In the weeks leading up to graduation, UMA provides examination preparation assistance, and you can meet with Career Services to find potential job opportunities that meet your needs and goals.

Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistant

Ultimate Medical Academy’s Nursing Assistant program can help you prepare for an entry-level career in the nursing assistant field. Nursing Assistants are often the primary caregiver and can develop strong, caring bonds with their patients. As a result, physicians and nurses look to Nursing Assistants to monitor a patient’s physical and mental conditions and keep them informed of changes. In as few as 8 weeks*, you can experience:

  • Hands-on training that combines classroom and laboratory work
  • Training to care for patients (under guidance by a physician or registered nurse) in safe and positive ways
  • An opportunity to gain the practical experience with a clinical externship
  • Test preparation classes to help prepare you to sit for the CNA examination

Graduates receive a diploma and may apply to take the State of Florida Certified Nursing Assistant Examination (CNA). UMA offers additional test preparation classes to help you be prepared.

Patient Care Technician

Patient Care Technician

The Patient Care Technician program helps to prepare you for entry-level employment in hospitals, nursing homes, physicians' offices and other healthcare facilities. Patient Care Technicians work alongside doctors and nurses to provide day-to-day care that patients need. They are called upon to perform vital clinical, laboratory, and office tasks to ensure the smooth operation of a healthcare facility. In less than a year* at UMA, train to:

  • Assist patients with day-to-day activities
  • Operate diagnostic equipment and collect and analyze samples
  • Administer drugs according to physicians’ instructions
  • Manage medical charts and electronic medical records

After completing classroom training and an externship with a local healthcare provider, you receive a diploma and are prepared to pursue jobs at a variety of healthcare facilities. Graduates may apply to sit for the State of Florida Certified Nursing Assistant Examination (CNA) and gain a credential that can make them more marketable to employers.

Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician

The Pharmacy Technician program helps prepare you to participate in a hands-on practicum that allows you to practice your training with actual customers and adds valuable work experience.

In as little as 11 months*, train to:

  • Fill prescription requests
  • Understand drug dosage and interaction
  • Maintain patient profiles
  • Process insurance claims
  • Assist the pharmacist

Your pharmacy technician training will also prepare you for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) national certification exam which may open the door to additional job opportunities and higher pay.

Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomy Technician

Ultimate Medical Academy’s Phlebotomy Technician program can prepare you for an entry-level position or add an important skill set to existing healthcare training. Phlebotomy Technicians specialize in drawing blood for analysis. The Phlebotomy Technician is responsible for making patients comfortable, addressing anxiety and safely collecting samples while causing patients minimal discomfort.

In as few as 12 weeks*, UMA can help you train to:

  • Work with standard phlebotomy equipment and draw blood
  • Follow safety procedures
  • Be prepared for a clinical externship with actual patients

Graduates receive a diploma and can apply to take the American Medical Technologists phlebotomy certification examination. UMA offers additional test preparation classes to assist you in preparing for this examination. As the demand for healthcare grows, phlebotomy technicians become even more important to hospitals, doctors’ offices, clinics and laboratories.

"We love having students from UMA. UMA’s curriculum is perfect for what we are looking for and their students are very well prepared. It’s a win-win situation for everyone."

- Dr. Mylisa Epps, Westcoast Spine & Injury

"I think UMA is one of the finer schools in healthcare training. I’d highly recommend it to anyone thinking of going into the billing and coding business."

- Dr. Fischer-Peters, Psychiatry Practice

"My experience working with UMA students has been wonderful. They have received a fine education and were very well prepared for the dental field."

- Dr. Kurt Weber, Dr. Weber's Dental Office

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For information on student graduation rates, retention and placement rates, and student financial obligations please visit www.UltimateMedical.edu/consumerinfo
+ Based on the programs offered at UMA Tampa and Clearwater, these programs received the top inquires in 2013.
* Actual completion time may vary if a student takes any leaves of absence, receives transfer credit from previous institutions or repeats coursework.
1 http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm