An application to the program must be completed, submitted, and approved before students can begin taking classes. Review the Medical Assistant webpage, print the application, work through checklist, and schedule an orientation meeting. Coordinator: (512) 223-7055.
Medical Assisting is an allied health profession whose members function as part of a health care delivery team in a clinic, school or physician’s office, working under the direct supervision of a physician. Medical Assistants are trained to do both front and back office duties. Clinical duties may include asepsis and infection control, taking patient histories and vital signs, performing first aid and CPR, preparing patient for procedures, assisting physician with examinations and treatments, collection and processing specimens, performing selected diagnostic tests and preparing and administering medications as directed by the physician. Typical tasks may also include maintenance of medical records, billing, bookkeeping, patient scheduling, and completion of insurance forms.
- Essentials of Medical Terminology
- Anatomy & Physiology for Medical Assisting
- Human Disease/Pathophysiology
- Administrative Procedures (Includes Human Relations/CPR/First Aid)
- Legal & Ethical Aspects of Health Information
- Procedures in a Clinical Setting (Includes EKG)
Above listed are required for skills lab classes plus completion of immunizations, CPR, First Aid and background check.
- Administration of Medications
- Introduction to Clinical Lab Science
Completion of all classes, all immunizations, background check , CPR, First Aid, EKG, and drug screen are required to participate in the Practicum.
- Practicum: Medical Assistant