Pursue a Promising Future!
As Austin continues on its chart topping pace as the nation's fastest growing city, the need for quality medical care is rapidly expanding. Medical Assistants who can perform a variety of skilled administrative and clinical tasks are in high demand. To meet this rapid growth in the medical profession, Austin Community College has constructed an accelerated program to prepare students to quickly become a highly valued member of any clinical team.
Your Building Blocks to Success
The Austin Community College Medical Assistant program creates a defined pathway for you into a rewarding health care career, and may be completed in as little as 6-7 months. It includes:
- Full-time day or part-time evening classes.
- Classroom, clinical lab, and hands on experience.
- Preparation for the National Medical Assistant exam.
Get Started Now!
Day Programs begin in January and June. Evening programs begin three times a year at the beginning of each academic semester.
If you have a high school diploma, GED, or college transcript, good oral and written communication skills, no criminal record, and desire to become a Medical Assistant, then print the application from the webpage and begin the checklist. Call the program coordinator to schedule an orientation visit so we can discuss your program plans and begin your student file.
Career Information ( View Data )
Medical Assistants are trained to perform a variety of skilled administrative and clinical tasks. Choose a program that leads to certification as a Registered Medical Assistant or from among the alternative administrative and clinical pathways available.
Key program notes include:
- 720 hours of coursework
- Full-time or Part-time options
- Classroom, clinical, and hands-on experience
- Prep for the National Medical Assistant exam
HPRS-1006 Essentials of Medical Terminology
MDCA-1009 Anatomy & Physiology
MDCA-1002 Human Disease / Pathophysiology
HITT-1053 Legal & Ethical
MDCA-1021 Administrative Procedures
MDCA-1017 Procedures in a Clinical Setting
MDCA-1076 Administration of Medications
MLAB-1001 Introduction Lab Science
MDCA-1064 Practicum: Medical Assistant
View a list of related courses and descriptions for this program.