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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 dchoate@mclennan.edu.

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.

Title IX

Concerns dealing with TITLE IX and other non-specified Civil Rights Issues contact:

Drew Canham, Title IX Coordinator
Chief of Staff for Inclusion & Diversity
McLennan Community College
Administration Building, Room 408
1400 College Drive
254-299-8645
FAX: 254-299-8654
dcanham@mclennan.edu or
titleix@mclennan.edu

McLennan Community College provides equal opportunities to all individuals and does not discriminate against any individual regardless of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, or other legally protected category in its educational programs, activities, or employment.
http://www.mclennan.edu/employees/policy-manual/docs/E-XXXIV.pdf

A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission to and participation in career and technical education programs. La falta de conocimiento del idioma inglés no será un impedimento para la admisión y participación en programas de educación técnica y profesional.

McLennan Community College se compromete a proporcionar igualdad de oportunidades a todas las personas y no discrimina a ninguna persona independientemente de la raza, color, religión, origen nacional o étnico, género, discapacidad, edad, condición de veterano, información genética, orientación sexual, identidad de género, embarazo u otra categoría legalmente protegida en sus programas educativos, actividades o empleo. Para obtener información sobre el cumplimiento de esta política de no discriminación por parte dea institución, comuníquese con vicepresidente Éxito Estudiantil, 1400 College Drive, 254-299-8645, titleix@mclennan.edu.