Medical Assistant Certificate Level 2

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Medical Assistant - Certificate Level 2

The program trains individuals to function as multi-skilled technicians in ambulatory health care delivery systems. Specific skills include administrative and clinical duties. Additional skills include 12-lead electrocardiography, dysrhythmia analysis, stress testing, Holter monitor and scanning, phlebotomy, pharmacology and administration of medications and fundamentals of medical insurance with coding. The following courses: HPRS 1201 Introduction to Health Professions, and ENGL 1301 Composition I are prerequisites for admission to the Medical Assistant - Certificate Level II program. Total Credits in the Prerequisite Semester are 5.


Semester 1
HPRS 1304 Basic Health Profession Skills 3
MDCA 1205 Medical Law and Ethics 2
MDCA 1213 Medical Terminology 2
Semester 2
MDCA 1409 Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Assistants 4
MDCA 1343 Medical Insurance 3
MDCA 1352 Medical Assistant Laboratory Procedures 3
MDCA 1417 Procedures in a Clinical Setting 4
Semester 3
MDCA 1310 Medical Assistant Interpersonal and Communication Skills 3
MDCA 1321 Administrative Procedures 3
MDCA 1372 Electronic Medical Record Documentation for Scribes 3
MDCA 1448 Pharmacology & Administration of Medications 4


Semester 1
MDCA 1254 Medical Assisting Credentialing Exam Review 2
MDCA 1264 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Medical/Clinical Assistant (Capstone) 2
Semester 2
Semester 3
Total Credits 43

**Capstone Statement
A capstone course is a course designed to provide opportunities for students to integrate knowledge from their core and concentration courses, to gain insight into the meanings of professionalism and professional practice, and to reflect on the norms of a discipline or profession.

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Program Duration

This program is designed to be completed in 44 weeks.

Program Cost

This program will cost $3,561* if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.
*Includes estimates for books, supplies, and equipment.


Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. Typical debt total has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

Licensure Info

Program qualifies students to sit for licensure exam in the State of Texas.


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Last updated June 2019.