Medical Assistant Certificate Training Program

Medical Assistant Certificate Program in Texas

Jumpstart Your Career as a Medical Assistant!

Designed Program Length for Our Medical Assistant Certificate Training Program:  35 Weeks

If you're looking for a healthcare career that includes performing both administrative and clinical duties while working alongside doctors and nurses to assist in patient care, our accredited Medical Assistant Certificate Training Program is just for you! When you choose to start your training to become a Medical Assistant with The College of Health Care Professions, you will receive a quality education that includes clinical skills like how to check vital signs and administer medication and how to perform EKGs, phlebotomy and minor medical procedures. You will also study how to interview patients, manage medical records, and more. Students will also carry out a real-life learning experience through an externship: they will work in a healthcare facility while they are enrolled as a student, applying the knowledge and skills they've learned in the classroom in a real healthcare setting. 

Medical Assisting jobs are expected to grow 29% from 2016 to 2026, 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. Graduates of CHCP's Medical Assistant Certificate Training Program can not only work as Medical Assistants, but also as Back Office Assistant Managers, Hospital Donor Unit Assistants, Back Office Laboratory Assistants, Clinical Lab Aides, Front Office Assistant Managers, Medical Assistant Office Managers and Blood Bank Donor Unit Assistants. 

If you want to become a Medical Assistant, but don't have the time to attend campus-based courses full-time, CHCP offers two other flexible program options. Our blended-delivery Medical Assistant Certificate Training Program is a 36-week program and offers the conveniences of online learning combined with the benefits of traditional classroom instruction, while our online Medical Assistant Certificate Training Program is 16 months and is specifically designed to combine the best of online learning and hands-on lab training. Feel free to contact us for a consultation about which program may be right for you. 

Types of Professional Skills You'll Learn in CHCP's Medical Assistant Certificate Training Program:

  • Medical Terminology
  • HIPAA/OSHA/Infection Control
  • Keyboarding and Computer Applications
  • Physician Assistance
  • Medication Administration
  • Perform EKGs
  • Phlebotomy
  • Minor Laboratory Procedures
  • Vital Signs
  • Interview Patients
  • Manage Medical Records
  • Reception Duties
  • Insurance Billing/Bookkeeping Duties

How will I afford my Medical Assistant certificate?

CHCP’s financial services department is here to assist students working towards the healthcare career of their dreams. Click here to learn more!

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

 

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
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
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
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
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
Hours
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
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
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
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
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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