Medical Assistant

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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.

Program Information

Estimated Tuition
Time Commitment
6-12 Months
20-40 Hours / Week
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Your Road Map To Success

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.

Career Pathways:

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

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