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Meridian College

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5 Programs

Make Your Dream a Reality

Does it seem like the life you planned and the life you have now just keep getting farther apart? Now is the time to change your life. You can be just months away from a new career and a new life. Meridian College’s admissions representatives specialize in removing the roadblocks that lie between where you are, and where you dream of being.

Can I Afford to Get a Degree?

Meridian offers various forms of financial aid for those who qualify and no interest payment plans. You can start toward a better future now with the help of our financial aid staff. So the real question is, can you afford not to?

Ready to Begin?

Meridian College works with you to make sure that you are in the right program for your goals.


Available Programs

  • Cosmetology
    Cosmetology and Wellness

    Are you interested in a career in beauty? Do you enjoy giving makeovers and helping your friends improve their style? A career in cosmetology may be perfect for you! Cosmetologists are responsible for helping others improve their style and feel better about the way they look on a daily basis.

    Meridian offers cosmetology training in Florida that prepares you to deliver high-quality beauty and hair services to both men and women. The hands-on training gives you the skills you need to start an exciting career and become a leader in the beauty industry.

    Your cosmetology education will include instruction in:

    • Men’s and women’s hair cutting
    • Styling, perm application, coloring, and bleaching
    • Facials
    • Chemical waving
    • Scalp treatments and proper shampooing techniques
    • Manicure and pedicure techniques

    Upon graduation and state licensure, you’ll be qualified for a position as an entry-level cosmetologist and be prepared to start a career in a full-service cosmetology salon. Your training will prepare you to perform some of today’s most popular cosmetic services!

    Meridian College cannot guarantee employment or a minimum starting salary upon graduation; however, placement assistance is available upon successful completion of the program.

  • Medical Office Administration
    Medical Administration

    Are you interested in a career in healthcare? Do you enjoy managing others? If so, medical administration may be perfect for you! As a medical administration professional, you’ll benefit from good work hours, advancement opportunities, and financial security.

    An Associate of Science in Medical Administration from Meridian College prepares you for the daily duties of managing a healthcare organization.

    The program teaches you to work closely with doctors and other support personnel as well as how to use medical terminology, medical office procedures, and insurance coding.

    Your medical administration training will include:

    • Managing personnel
    • Monitoring medical office finances
    • Coordinating facility operations
    • Assisting with patient admissions

    Meridian College cannot guarantee employment or a minimum starting salary upon graduation; however, placement assistance is available upon successful completion of the program.

  • Medical Billing and Coding Specialist
    Medical Administration

    If you’re interested in numbers and organization, then a career in medical billing and coding is perfect for you! Medical billing and coding professionals are responsible for keeping the records, charts, and bills of a medical office in order. Use your organizational and mathematical skills every day to insure healthcare facilities run smoothly. As a medical billing and coding professional, you’ll benefit from regular daytime hours, paid time off, job security, and more.

    At Meridian, you’ll learn the fundamentals of medical office protocol that will ensure you will have the tools to succeed in the industry.

    Your training will include:

    • Billing basics
    • ICD-10 coding
    • CPT/HCPCS coding
    • Advanced clinical coding
    • Inpatient coding
    • Coding from operative reports
    • Health information technology

    In addition to your classroom experiences, you will complete an externship for on-the-job training, giving you further expertise. You’ll be supervised by a physician, nurse, or health services professional and learn the billing and coding process from the working perspective.

    Meridian College cannot guarantee employment or a minimum starting salary upon graduation; however, placement assistance is available upon successful completion of the program.

  • Dental Assisting
    Medicine and Health Care

    Dental assistants play a critical role in dentist offices across the country. They not only help dentists during examinations but also perform important administrative tasks. As a dental assistant, you’ll benefit from regular daytime hours, paid time off, job security, and more.

    The dental assistant program at Meridian College provides extensive hands-on training including an externship at a dental office, where you will assist the dentist in treating actual patients.

    At the end of your education, you will be prepared to perform numerous tasks alongside a dentist.

    Your dental assistant training will include:

    • Preparing the patient for treatment
    • Supporting dentists during procedures
    • Preparing tray setups
    • Sterilizing and disinfecting instruments and equipment
    • Taking x-ray examinations
    • Obtaining dental records

    Meridian College cannot guarantee employment or a minimum starting salary upon graduation; however, placement assistance is available upon successful completion of the program.

  • Medical Assistant
    Medicine and Health Care

    If you enjoy helping people, become a medical assistant. Every day, medical assistants improve the lives of those around them by providing critical medical and administrative duties in doctors’ offices, hospitals, and more.

    Meridian College offers hands-on medical assistant training that will prepare you for every part of the career, from supporting doctors with patients to completing administrative tasks.

    In addition to receiving training from instructors with real-world experience, you will complete a supervised externship in a physician’s office, clinic, or related healthcare facility to further develop your skills.

    Your medical assistant training will focus on:

    • Examination room procedures
    • Obtaining vital signs and medical histories
    • Performing routine laboratory procedures
    • Sterilizing and maintaining equipment
    • Proper techniques for administering medications as directed by a physician
    • Various administrative duties

    After you complete the associate degree program, you will have the skills necessary to work as the following, among other positions:

    • ECG technician
    • Hospital ward clerk
    • Doctor’s office medical assistant
    • Hospital admissions assistant
    • Chiropractic assistant

    Graduates of the program are also eligible to take a certification test to become a registered medical assistant (RMA).

    Meridian College cannot guarantee employment or a minimum starting salary upon graduation; however, placement assistance is available upon successful completion of the program.

Accreditation

Meridian College is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education within the Florida Department of Education.

Meridian College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.

Disclosure

For more information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit http://www.meridian.edu/disclosures/.

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