Medical Assistant

The Medical Assistant program is designed to prepare graduates to perform both administrative and clinical duties in an ambulatory health care setting, such as physicians' offices and clinics.

A medical assistant is trained for a variety of clinical responsibilities, including obtaining vital signs, performing basic tests on patients, and administering medications. Medical assistants also perform many office tasks, such as scheduling and greeting patients, maintaining filing systems, completing basic financial reports, and handling insurance procedures.

McLennan's two-year Medical Assistant program offers an Associate in Applied Science degree. Students receive classroom instruction and hands-on training, as well as real-world experience through clinical internships. Graduates are prepared to take the national certifying exam to become a Certified Medical Assistant.

Becoming a medical assistant is often the first step to a rewarding career in the health care field. Some go on to have leadership roles in physicians' offices, while many continue their education to become nurses or other health care professionals.

For More Information

Contact David Choate, Program Director, at 254-299-8262 or

For students in this program who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or program director. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.