Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant Certificate Program in Texas

Get Started on your Path to Becoming a Certified Medical Assistant Today!

Designed Program Length:  35 Weeks

When you choose to start your training to become a certified medical assistant with The College of Health Care Professions, you will receive a quality education that prepares you for your medical assistant career. Medical Assistants help doctors and patients in different health care settings, including medical offices, and in specialties like Sports Medicine, Pediatrics and OB/GYN.

Medical Assisting jobs are expected to grow 29% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for other occupations according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics*. With your Medical Assistant training from CHCP, you will quickly be on your way to becoming a vital part of a medical team with excellent opportunities for advancement.

  • What Jobs can I get with a Medical Assistant certificate?

    • Medical Assistant
    • Back Office Assistant Manager
    • Hospital Donor Unit Assistant
    • Back Office Laboratory Assistant
    • Clinical Laboratory Aide
    • Front Office Assistant Manager
    • Blood/Plasma Laboratory Assistant
    • Medical Assistant Office Manager
    • Blood Bank Donor Unit Assistant
  • How will I afford my Medical Assistant certificate?

    • CHCP’s financial services department is here to help students save money while working towards the healthcare career of their dreams. Click here to learn more!
  • Professional Skills you'll learn in CHCP's Medical Assistant certificate program

    • Physician assistance
    • Medication administration
    • Perform EKGs
    • Phlebotomy
    • Minor laboratory procedures
    • Vital signs
    • Interview patients
    • Manage medical records
    • Reception duties
    • Insurance billing/bookkeeping duties
  • What is the Job Outlook for Medical Assistants in the Near Future? 

    • 29% growth anticipated from 2012 to 2022
  • How will I find a job after I graduate?

    • CHCP career services offers job placement assistance as well as interview and resume writing tips and more. Check out our career services page!

*May not reflect local or regional job market

Learn more about our Medical Assistant Blended Delivery program here.

The Great Demand for Medical Assistants

29% growth anticipated from 2012 to 2022

At CHCP, you will receive your medical assistant training in the form of lectures, labs and hands-on clinical work. Our medical assistant school prepares you for the challenging and rewarding career of a medical assistant. If you’re wondering how to become a medical assistant, look no further!

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MEDICAL ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE COURSES

MODULE I   Lecture
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Lab
Hours
Extern
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Total
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Semester
Credits
MSS 100 Master Student/Study Skills 30 0 0 30 2.0
PRO 100 Professionalism 15 0 0 15 1.0
HIP 100 HIPAA / OSHA / Infection Control 15 0 0 15 1.0
MED 100 Medical Terminology 30 0 0 30 2.0
APM 100 Overview of Anatomy & Physiology 30 0 0 30 2.0
MODULE II   Lecture
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Lab
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Extern
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Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
APM 101 A&P 1 (Nervous System, Special Senses) 15 0 0 15 1.0
MAT 116 Medical Law and Ethics 30 0 0 30 2.0
MA 120 Psychology/ Human Relations 30 0 0 30 2.0
OM 111 Keyboarding/Computer Applications 0 45 0 45 1.5
MODULE III   Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
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Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
APM 102 A&P 2 (Muscular, Respiratory) 15 0 0 15 1.0
MA 118 Pharmacology 75 30 0 105 6.0
MODULE IV   Lecture
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Lab
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Extern
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Total
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Semester
Credits
APM 103 A&P 3 (Cardiovascular, Circulatory, Integumentary and Skeletal) 15 0 0 15 1.0
OM 114A Medical Office Procedures/Management 30 15 0 45 2.5
MA 216 Medical Clinical Procedures 1 30 30 0 60 3.0
MODULE V   Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
APM 104 A&P 4  (Digestive, Reproductive) 15 0 0 15 1.0
MA 226 Medical Clinical Procedures  II 45 60 0 105 5.0
MODULE VI   Lecture
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Lab
Hours
Extern
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Total
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Semester
Credits
APM 105 A&P 5 (Lymphatic/Immune, Endocrine, Urinary) 15 0 0 15 1.0
MA 217 Medical Laboratory Procedures 45 60 0 105 5.0
MODULE VII   Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
MAX 100 Externship 0 0 180 180 4.0
  Total Hours/Credits 480 240 180 900 44
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