Medical Assistant Technology

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.

  • Delivery: Day and Night Classes; Traditional and Hybrid Classes
  • Start: Fall or Spring Semester, Full- or Part-Time
  • Location: Nursing and Allied Health Campus

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Information Sessions

Date Location
Monday - October 7, 2019 Room 2-240
Tuesday - October 15, 2019 Room 2-240
Monday - October 22, 2019 Room 2-240
Tuesday - October 29, 2019 Room 2-240
Monday - November 4, 2019 Room 2-240
Tuesday - November 12, 2019 Room 2-240
Monday - November 18, 2019 Room 2-240
Tuesday - November 26, 2019 Room 2-240
Monday - December 2, 2019 Room 2-240
Tuesday - December 10, 2019 Room 2-240

All sessions are to be held on the designated day listed above.
Sessions will be held at 1:30pm NAH Campus, East Building 2nd Floor.
1101 E. Vermont Ave. McAllen, TX 78503

For aditional information contact:
Melissa Garza 

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: $14.71/hour ( Source)

Program Application /Admission Requirements

Program applications are available from Medical Assistant Technology faculty and staff and will be discussed and completed during Informational Session prior to registration.

Program Admission Requirements

  1. Meet general admission requirements to South Texas College.
  2. Have a High School diploma or GED.
  3. Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for all courses completed through STC.
  4. Satisfy program specific requirements for clinical practice.
  5. Submit a completed Medical Assistant Technology program application.
  6. Participate in individual student advisement with Medical Assistant Technology faculty prior to application.
  7. Degree option: Be TSI Complete or TSI Exempt via State approved exam scores.
  8. Level 2 Certificate option: Pass 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 INRW 0304 or equivalent.
    • Completion of ENGL 0200 or INRW 0304 or equivalent.
    • Completion of MATH 0200 or equivalent.

Program Selection Process

Students accepted on a first-come first-serve basis until maximum class size reached. A waiting list for the next available class is established if more applications are received that can be accommodated.

Degree Plans Faculty Staff

Name E-mail Phone Location
Rodriguez, Abigail A. - Program Chair aarod 956-872-3002 NAHC 2.316
Gauna, Melissa mgauna_4036 956-872-3159 NAHC 2.310
Hoyuela, Sharon rhoyuela 956-872-3207 NAHC 2.306
Singleterry, Laura lsingleterry 956-872-3024 NAHC 2.336
Toral, Anita atoral1 956-872-3207 NAHC 2.306

For faculty not listed, please contact the department.

Name E-mail Phone Location
Garza, Melissa - Faculty Secretary mgarza_8989 956-872-3207 NAHC 2.320
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