Learn valuable components of becoming a successful medical team member, including EKG monitoring, patient care, pharmacology, and clinical skills
Prepare to sit for your certification in as little as 36 weeks
Work toward certifications as a Medical Administrative Assistant, Certified Phlebotomy Technician, Certified EKG Technician, Electronic Health Records Specialist, and more
Work face-to-face with patients & their dedicated physicians providing care & administrative functions
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Prepare to sit for certifications after completing our Medical Assistant training program!
Straddle the worlds of patient care and administration. Provide clinical care, taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood and administering medications as directed by a physician. Finding the right medical assistant training program in Texas makes all the difference on the road to your future career!
SCI offers a Medical Assistant training program in Austin, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Harlingen, Pharr, San Antonio, and Waco.
Our quality training will prepare you to sit for medical assistant certification exams.
Medical Assistant Certifications
If you enroll in the Medical Assistant training program at SCI, you’ll train on skills such as reading vital signs, performing ECGs and CPR, drawing blood, and more.
Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to sit for medical certifications.
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMMA)
Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)
Certified EKG Technician (CET)
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Microsoft Office Specialist: Word
MA Career Skills
SCI medical assistant students learn real-world skills, which can be used in a variety of environments, including:
Reading Vital Signs
Performing EKGs and CPR
Performing Lab Work
The training involved in SCI’s Medical Assistant training program includes hands-on, employer-tailored training. You will train on MA skills as well as take informational courses to provide you with the necessary tools you need to succeed.
Employment Opportunities for Medical Assistants
Some employment opportunities you may have as a medical assistant include:
Certified Medical Assistant
Medical Assistant (MA)
Medical Office Assistant
Registered Medical Assistant
Medical Assistant Training at SCI
Embedded in both patient care and healthcare office administration, Medical Assistants provide face-to-face clinical care, taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by a physician. As well as administrative duties including scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. You’ll learn:
The heart and skeletal structures, nervous, reproductive, immune, respiratory, and urinary systems
Patient care, CPR, therapeutic and telemedicine communication, and vital signs
How to perform proper venipuncture procedure and to safely acquire a specimen collection for lab testing
Brief Course Descriptions of Medical Assistant Classes:
CIS101 Word Processing
Basic techniques of electronic word processing & software applications
Practice customer service skills in a business setting with problem-solving & critical thinking
Integrate learned skills into job search techniques & professional development
Study communication skills in a one-on-one or group setting while learning informal writing techniques
MED107 Foundational Body Systems
Introduction to the anatomy, physiology, structure & function of the foundational systems of the human body
MED108 Vital Body Systems
Introduction to the anatomy, physiology, structure & function of the vital systems of the human body
MED109 Transformative Body Systems
Introduction to the anatomy, physiology, structure & function of the transformative systems of the human body
MED110 Electronic Records and Medical Practice
Explore electronic health records through the practice of administrative tasks such as scheduling, completing reports, entering coding and billing information, and submitting claims
MED111 Utilizing Electronic Records Systems
Practice administrative tasks such as maintaining records, completing forms, documenting diagnosis, and posting charges, payments, and adjustments
MED112 Billing and Insurance for Medical offices
Introduction to the fundamental elements and terminology of medical insurance payment systems and reimbursements
MED114 Telemedicine Communication
Examine effective communication techniques used by professionals in a variety of medical settings including telemedicine
MED115 Medical Law and Ethics
Introduction to the law and ethics in the medical profession including the identification of protected health information as it applies to HIPAA
MED120 Electrocardiogram I
Explore the preparation, monitoring, and safety protocols for a variety of EKG tests
MED126 Electrocardiogram II
Identifying dysrhythmias through EKG tracing. Medical law and ethics as it applies to EKG technician
MED121 Medication & Parenteral Administration
Study the general principles of pharmacology relating to the medical assisting profession
MED122 Phlebotomy: Special Collections
Explore anatomy and physiology and collection techniques as these pertain to capillary collection, blood smear, and non-blood specimen collections
MED123 Phlebotomy: Venipuncture Procedures
Explore anatomy and physiology and collection techniques as they pertain to venipunctures, blood cultures, and blood donation
MED124 Common Clinical Procedures
Practice the clinical competencies needed for general physical exams, basic wound and injury care, allergies, and immunizations
MED125 Special Clinical Procedures
Practice the clinical competencies needed to assist with specialized exams, traumatic injuries, staple and structure removal, and surgical interventions
OFF101 Office Procedures I
Study office procedures using electronic applications and resolving business problems
JOB138 Medical Assistant Externship
Apply learned skills in a real-world work environment during this 178-hour course
Invest in a Medical Assistant Career Program
There are a variety of options available for paying for your medical assistant training in Texas including:
Scholarships & Grants
Dream Act Grants
Financial Literacy Grants
Federal Grants & Loans
Federal Pell Grant
Federal Direct Loan Program
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
Institutional scholarship for those who qualify
Military Assistance Programs
Montgomery GI Bill® College & Education Assistance
Post-Vietnam Veterans’ Educational Assistance Program
Post 9/11 GI Bill® Education Assistance
Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program
Selective Reserve Option of MGIB
Reserve Educational Assistance Program
Pay In Full Options
Affordable payment plans at 0% Interest
Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Grant qualification is not guaranteed and not all students qualify.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More
information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S.
government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
Is an Exciting Career in Medical Assisting Right for You?
If you are interested in learning more about careers in the Medical Assisting field and exploring whether this is the right career path for you, fill out our Request Info Form to receive more information. A helpful SCI Admissions Representative will be happy to answer any questions you have and help with everything from scheduling to course information to financial aid. For immediate questions, call 1.833.SCI.TEXAS.