Medical Assistant Technology

Program Info:

  • Delivery: Day and Night Classes; Traditional and Hybrid Classes
  • Start: Fall or Spring Semester, Full- or Part-Time
  • Location: Nursing and Allied Health Campus
  • Group Advising Sessions for Spring 2015:
    Monday, December 8, 2014
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Room 2.416, 2nd Floor
    NO LATE ENTRY !!

Major Description

Medical assistants are multi-skilled health care professionals with a strong background in basic patient care and assessment; medical laboratory procedures including performing routine blood and urine analysis; appropriate emergency medical care procedures; problem-solving skills; effective teamwork, oral and written communication skills; and proper medical office administrative procedures for managing medical records, medical transcription, and medical insurance billing.

Degrees & Certificates

  • Medical Assistant Technology - Associate of Applied Science: 61-63 hours
  • Medical Office Specialist - Certificate: 16 hours
  • Medical Assistant Technology - Certificate: 41 hours

Certificates:

Medical Assistant Technology (CT1-MDCA)

Cost of Program

Tuition & fees: $5,127.00
Books & supplies: $1,210.00
On-Campus Room & Board:Not Offered

Length of Program

Intended time to complete:18 months
% of graduates who completed on time: 27.3%

Employment

Jobs related to this program:
. Medical Assistants (31-9092.00) O*NET

Debt

Median debt from federal loans:$0
Median debt from private educational loans:$3,325
Median debt from institution financing plan:$0

Job Placement

% Job Placement of Graduates 70%

Medical Office Specialist (CT1-MEDC)

Cost of Program

Tuition & fees: N/A
Books & supplies: N/A
On-Campus Room & Board: Not Offered

Length of Program

Intended time to complete: 6 months
% of graduates who completed on time: -

Employment

Jobs related to this program:
. Medical Secretaries (43-6013,00) O*NET

Debt

Median debt from federal loans: $0
Median debt from private educational loans: $0
Median debt from institution financing plan: $0

Job Placement

% Job Placement of Graduates N/A

Work Environment

Medical Assistants work in a variety of medical centers including blood banks, cancer centers, surgical centers, hospitals, medical laboratories, medical offices and specialty clinics. Some MAs are eligible to work in school districts alongside the school nurse.

Potential Job Titles

  • Medical Office Specialist
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • ECG Technician
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Educator

Salary Data

  • Average Wage: $9.26/hour
  • Top Earners: $14.00/hour

Program Application /Admission Requirements

Program applications are available from Medical Assisting faculty and will be discussed and completed during advisement prior to registration. Please contact the Program office at (956) 872-3018 for additional information or appointment with program faculty.

Program Admission Requirements

  1. All applicants must meet general admission requirements to South Texas College.
  2. High School graduation or GED Equivalent.
  3. Degree option: Demonstrate proficiency in state-mandated general knowledge content through approved means; i.e., Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA), ACCUPLACER, ASSET, and/or COMPASS with program specific exemptions accepted.
  4. MAT Certificate option:
    • Complete college placement test with minimum scores or complete developmental classes with a grade of C or better for course placement as follows :
      • Completion of READ 0200 or equivalent.
      • Completion of ENGL 0200 or equivalent.
      • Completion of MATH 0200 or equivalent.
      • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for all courses completed at STC.
  5. MOS Certificate option:
    • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on 4.0 scale for all courses completed at STC.
    • Program Chair approval.
  6. Satisfy program specific requirements for clinical practice.
  7. Submit a completed Medical Assisting program application.
  8. Participate in individual student advisement with Medical Assisting faculty prior to application.