Medical Assistant

Medical Assisting Training course prepares graduate to work as an entry-level Medical Assistant Administration and Billing & Coding. The objective of the Medical Assisting program is to train students in the clinical and administrative areas of health care. This program includes wide range of specialty area trainings including Medical Office Management, Medical Coding, Phlebotomy, and Electronic Health Record. The students gain competencies on both administrative and clinical field. While the administrative competences include medical bookkeeping, medical insurance and coding, the clinical competencies include phlebotomy techniques, EKG procedures, monitoring vital signs, assisting in physical examinations and minor surgery, specimen collection, electrocardiograms, and basic laboratory tests. Students completing the medical assisting training program may seek the entry-level positions in a doctor's office, clinic, or other medical facility as Medical Assistant, Clinical Laboratory Aide, Phlebotomy or EKG Technician, Lab Assistant, Personal Care Attendant, Medical Records, Hospital Donor Unit Assistant, Blood Bank Donor Unit Assistant, Front Office Assistant Manager, Back Office Laboratory Assistant, and Medical Secretary.

Medical Assisting

Admission Requirements

  1. complete a pre-enrollment form

  2. complete a personal interview with the school director or enrollment representative

  3. complete an application for enrollment

  4. be at least 18 years of age. If a student is 16 or 17 years of age during admission, a legal guardian also has to sign in the application for admission.

  5. present proof of secondary education (high school diploma or college transcript or GED certificate)

  6. not be listed as unemployable on the Employee Misconduct Registry (EMR), or

  7. not have been convicted of a criminal offense listed in the Texas Health and Safety Code §250.006

We focus on

  • Administrative Medical Assisting

  • Medical Secretaries

  • Clinical Medical Assisting

  • Medical Coding and Billing

Responsibilities of Medical Assistant

  • Demonstrate computer literacy in the operation of software applications to complete required processes

  • Enter patient information into the electronic medical record computer system accurately and completely

  • Perform patient assessment, procedures and care completely and accurately

  • Utilize policies and procedures required to maintain patient confidentiality

  • Employ effective communication skills in the workplace.

  • Assisting physicians in patient preparation and examination

  • Communicating professionally and providing instructions to patients

  • Performing routine laboratory tests, such as blood work, venipuncture, urinalysis, and electrocardiograms

  • Billing to Insurance companies

  • ICD-10

  • Recording patients' vital signs and managing patient records

  • Preparation of examining room instruments and apparatus, purchase and maintain supplies and equipment, including neat and cleanliness examining rooms.