Medical Assistant Certificate Program at our McAllen, Texas Campus

Medical Assistant Blended Delivery Program in South Texas

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

What is the Medical Assistant Certificate Program – Blended Delivery?

Designed Program Length:  36 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.

This blended program is designed to offer the conveniences of online learning combined with the benefits of traditional classroom instruction. This blended delivery program is designed to provide you with better time flexibility, freedom and convenience by completing part of your course work online. In addition, the program courses provides hands-on training and an externship to gain real workplace experience.  

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

McAllen Externship Sites:

  • McAllen Oncology
  • Ashley Pediatrics
  • Nuestra Clinica del Valle

Job Outlook for Medical Assisting Careers

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!

CHCP Blog

To find out more about medical assisting and get other frequently asked questions answered, check out the CHCP blog posts below:

 

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MEDICAL ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE COURSES - Blended Delivery

MODULE I   Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
MSS 130 Master Student/Study Skills 8 0 0 8 .5
HIP 130 HIPAA / OSHA / Infection Control 10 0 0 10 .5
MED 130 Medical Terminology 24 0 0 24 1.5
APO 130 Overview of Anatomy & Physiology 24 0 0 24 1.5
MODULE II   Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
MA 301 A&P A - Nervous System and Special Senses 24 0 0 24 1.5
PSYT101G Intro to Psychology 48 0 0 48 3.0
MA 302 Medical Clinical Procedures A  8 16 0 24 1.0
MODULE III   Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
MAAS 213G Medical Office Procedures/ Management 48 0 0 48 3.0
MAAS 211G Medical Insurance and Managing Medical Records 48 0 0 48 3.0
MODULE IV   Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
MA 303 A&P B - Muscular and Skeletal Systems 24 0 0 24 1.5
MA 304 Medical Office Procedures B 20 28 0 48 2.0
MA 305 Medical Law and Ethics 24 0 0 24 1.5
MODULE V   Lecture
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Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
MA 306 A&P C  Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, Circulatory, and Respiratory Systems 32 0 0 32 2.0
MA 307 Medical Clinical Procedures  C 28 36 0 64 3.0
MODULE VI   Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
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Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
MA 308 A&P D - Integumentary, Digestive, and Endocrine Systems 32 0 0 32 2.0
MA 309 Electronic Health Records 28 36 0 64 3.0
MODULE VII   Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
MA 310 A&P E - Urinary and Reproductive System  32 0 0 32 4.0
MA 311 Medical Clinical Procedures D 12 24 0 36 1.5
MA 312 Medical Administrative Procedures 8 20 0 28 1.0
MODULE VIII   Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
CSP 201 Customer Service/ Professionalism and Career Preparation 30 18 0 48 2.5
MAC 301 Cert Prep 15 15   30 1.5
MAX 301 Externship     180 180 4.0
  Total Hours/ Credits 527 193 180 900 43.0
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