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Medical Assistant

Quick Facts


Program Options


Level 1

Information Sessions

We will post future session dates as soon as they are scheduled.

Attending an information session is an application requirement.


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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.



Trinity River Campus

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TRCF 2101A

Advising by Appointment 

Fall & Spring Hours: Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Updated July 24, 2019