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Medical Assistant

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Gain the Knowledge and Skills for a Career as a Medical Assistant

The Medical Assistant program at HCC prepares students with the knowledge, technical skills, and work habits to pursue an entry-level position in the ambulatory medical field. The 4-month hybrid program is designed to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. This program concentrates on helping you acquire knowledge and develop skills in performing laboratory, clinical, and medical office procedures in a physician's office or ambulatory care clinic.

This course includes an online component as well as mandatory skills/lab sessions, and an extensive practical internship. 

Course requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Complete medical forms
  • Speak, read, and write English
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination

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Medical Assistant Training: (3) Internship

The Medical Assistant Internship is intended to follow successful completion of Medical Assisting Theoretical Foundations XH-121 and Medical Assisting Skills Training XH-122. The internship will allow you the opportunity to practice and apply the skills and theoretical foundation you have acquired in a real world setting, under the supervision and guidance of experienced healthcare providers. You will receive a variety of opportunities to perform the job duties of a Medical Assistant in a variety of ambulatory care settings. You must successfully complete XH-121 Theory and XH-122 Skills training to participate in the mandatory internship XH-123. You must have completed the necessary Health Forms, Background Checks, and hold a valid BLS CPR card to participate in the mandatory Internship.

The Medical Assistant Internship will meet for 10 hours a week for 6 weeks. Weekly schedules are determined between the student and the internship location.

Tuition: $540 (includes $290 in fees*)
Feb 21-Apr 01   On company site XH-123 7627 #1080
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* Fees not eligible for waiver.
** Tuition and fees not eligible for waiver for XE courses.
(S) = Supplies needed. Instructor will provide list at first class.
(T) = Textbook recommended or required. Purchase at HCC Bookstore or online before first class.


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