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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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
- Personal & social responsibility
- 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
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.
Get the details on these pages:
- About Our Program
- Selective Admission
- How to Apply
- Performance Requirements
- Our Program Goal, Objectives & Outcomes
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Attending an information session is an application requirement.
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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?
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- Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
- Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.
Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.
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Updated September 07, 2021