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Selective Admission: Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant (MA) is a selective admission program.

After being accepted to TCC, you must meet the following requirements to be eligible to submit a separate application to our MA Program.

Am I eligible to apply?

Check to see that you have met the following eligibility requirements.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

No minimum GPA required for this program.

High School Diploma or GED

You must have a high school diploma or GED.

Minimum Age Requirement

You must be a minimum of 18 years of age in order to attend the clinical portion of the program.

TCC Student ID Number

You must apply to TCC, be accepted as a student and get a TCC Student ID number before you apply to the MA Program.

Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Requirements

You must meet the TSI requirements for enrolling in college credit courses.

CPR BLS Certification 

We require that you submit a copy of your current CPR BLS card with your application to the program.

Suggested Course

There are no prerequisite courses for this program, but we strongly suggest you take the following before being accepted into the program:

  • Medical terminology

Performance Requirements

During your time in our program and throughout your career, you must meet these performance requirements to ensure patient safety and welfare.

Language Proficiency

If English was not the primary language of your high school, you must provide documentation of proof of English proficiency by submitting the results of either of the following:

  • TOEFL iBT®
    (Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language)
    You must earn a passing score of 83.

  • IELTS
    (International English Language Testing System assessment of English language proficiency)
    You must earn an IELTS Band Score of overall 6.5 with a minimum score of 6 in all areas.

Immunizations

The Texas Administrative Code (TAC) and Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation Community Standards (PDF)Listen require that all students in health-related programs complete the following immunizations before applying to programs where patient contact is a component.

If you know you will be applying to our MA Program within the next year, you will need to start these now because some will take up to 6 months to complete the series.

In order to be eligible to apply, you will need to have proof that you have completed the following immunizations:

  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis (TDaP)
  • Rubeola / Measles, Mumps, Rubella / German Measles (MMR)
  • Varicella
  • Influenza (Flu Shot)

Note: Titers showing positive immunity to the diseases will be acceptable.

You will also need to complete a Tuberculosis Skin Test or Chest X-Ray and the TB Questionnaire (PDF)Listen.

Post-Acceptance Requirements

If you are accepted to our program, you need to be prepared to meet the following additional requirements–before the first day of class:

  • Physical Exam
  • Health Insurance
  • Criminal Background Checks
  • Drug Screening

You will learn more about these requirements after acceptance.

 

Contact

Trinity River Campus

Health Care Professions
Advising Resource Hub

Call 817-515-1484

Email TR.HealthCareAdvising@tccd.edu

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 20, 2021