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Medical Assistant

Quick Facts

Medical assistants work under the supervision of physicians. They perform a broad range of administrative and clinical duties in healthcare settings.

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Job Titles & Career Info

Our Program

Why choose Medical Assisting?

  • Use your understanding of people to calm & support patients who may be in pain or under stress
  • Work in a healthcare position whose duties can vary depending on the location, specialty, or size of practice / facility
  • Have opportunities to grow into specializations or leadership roles after gaining experience or more education

Prepare for what you will do at work

Administrative activities include:

  • Schedule & receive patients
  • Perform basic administrative tasks
  • Serve as a liaison between the physician & other individuals
  • Manage practice finances

Clinical activities include:

  • Take patient histories & vital signs
  • Assist the physician with examinations & treatments
  • Perform asepsis & infection control
  • Prepare & maintain electronic medical records

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Marketable skills you will learn

  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Personal & social responsibility
  • Teamwork
  • Computer literacy

Before you enroll, think about:

Texas Veterans Commission (TVC)-approved

You can use your Veterans Administration (VA) educational benefits to pay for this program.

Questions? See VetSuccess on Campus

Selective Admission

Medical Assistant is a selective admission program.

After being accepted to TCC, you must meet the selective admission requirements to be eligible to submit a separate application to our Medical Assistant program.

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Degrees & Certificates


Level 1

Non-Credit Programs

Attend an Information Session

Attending an information session is an application requirement.

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


Health Care Professions Advising Resource Hub

Janette Keen, Health Care Professions Advisor

Call 817-515-1484

First Step in Accreditation Process

Our Medical Assistant Program has a site visit scheduled for pursuing initial accreditation by Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). This step in the process is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

How Much Time & Money to Finish?

Degree or Certificate Program Title Hours Total Tuition & Fees
CRT1 Medical Assistant 40 $2,560


  • Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
  • Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.

Non-Credit Programs

Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.

Earn More Choices & More Money

Transfer to a college or university to continue your studies. Earning a bachelor’s degree opens the door to career and promotion opportunities.

Next steps

Start on Your Pathway!


Trinity River Campus

Health Care Professions
Advising Resource Hub

Janette Keen
Health Care Professions Advisor

Call 817-515-1484


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 January 25, 2022