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Medical Assistant

We’re accepting applications!

Now more than ever health care professionals are in demand. Make a difference: Support the health of our community.

Find out how to apply to our Medical Assistant Program.

You can mail your application to us even though our campuses are closed:

Brenda McKeon, Intake Specialist for Health Sciences
Program of Interest: Medical Assistant
245 E. Belknap
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Quick Facts


Program Options


Level 1

Information Sessions

Attending an information session is an application requirement.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Until we can schedule in-person sessions, review the presentation slides and contact us if you have any questions: Medical Assistant Information Session (PDF)Listen

We will post future in-person session dates as soon as our campuses are open.


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Role of Medical Assistants

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What do they do?

Medical assistants work under the supervision of physicians in their offices or other medical settings. Per respective state laws, they perform a broad range of administrative and clinical duties:

Administrative duties

  • Schedule and receive patients 
  • Perform basic administrative tasks
  • Handle telephone calls
  • Write correspondence 
  • Serve as a liaison between the physician and other individuals 
  • Manage practice finances

Clinical duties

  • Prepare and maintain electronic medical records
  • Perform asepsis and infection control 
  • Take patient histories & vital signs 
  • Perform first aid and CPR 
  • Prepare patients for procedures 
  • Assist the physician with examinations & treatments 
  • Collect and process specimens 
  • Perform selected diagnostic tests 
  • Prepare and administer medications as directed by the physician

Our Mission

The Medical Assistant Program prepares multi-skilled medical assistants to deliver quality and safe care in a dynamic healthcare environment through didactic, laboratory, and clinical experiences that lead to gainful employment upon graduation.

Our Program Goal, Objectives & Outcomes


To prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior), learning domains.

Objectives & Outcomes

Upon completion of our program, you will:

  • Objective: Be prepared for and eligible to take the American Association of Medical Assistants Certified Medical Assistant (CMA AAMA) Exam or the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) Medical Assistant exam.
    • Student Learning Outcome:
      • You will achieve a passing grade on 5 mock certification exams, which will help you pass the CMA AAMA Exam or NCCT Exam.
  • Objective: Demonstrate effective communication with patients, families, and other health care professionals in an ambulatory care setting.
    • Student Learning Outcomes:
      • You will demonstrate good communication skills by using eye contact, appropriate language, and effective listening.
      • You will demonstrate written communication skills in the medical setting by using correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Objective: Show respect for diversity of culture, age, and gender in the ambulatory care setting.
    • Student Learning Outcomes:
      • You will develop cultural self-awareness by learning from others.
      • You will avoid imposing your own values on patients in order to help them.
  • Objective: Demonstrate that you are prepared academically and that you are competent to function as an entry-level medical assistant.
    • Student Learning Outcomes:
      • You will complete the clinical skills checklist prior to graduation, and you will finish with a grade of 75 % or above.
      • You will implement the knowledge and theory you learned in the classroom in your clinical hours.
      • You will deliver safe, quality care by being ethical and professional in an ambulatory care setting.



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Summer Hours: Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Updated May 04, 2020