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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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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

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


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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?

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!


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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 September 07, 2021