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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Selective/Competitive Entry Disclaimer

Information Sessions

The Medical Assistant Technology Program is hosting Information Sessions via Zoom until further notice.

If interested please email Sara Paz at to receive a meeting invite.

Information Sessions will be held upon request.

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 Resources

Name E-mail Phone Location
Rodriguez, Abigail A. - Program Coordinator aarod 956-872-3002 NAHC 2.316
Hoyuela, Sharon rhoyuela 956-872-3207 NAHC 2.306
Mata, Melissa mcmata 956-872-3159 NAHC 2.332
Singleterry, Laura lsingleterry 956-872-3024 NAHC 2.336

For faculty not listed, please contact the department.

Name E-mail Phone Location
Garza, Melissa - Faculty Secretary mgarza_8989 956-872-3207 NAHC 2.310
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