Medical Assisting

San Jacinto College

Medical Assisting

Houston, Texas

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assisting Program at San Jacinto College focuses on teaching key skills essential for success in the health care industry. Students learn administrative duties, clinical skills for various medical fields, and essential business skills like interview techniques.

Key Skills Taught:

  • Administrative Duties: Handling lab specimens, arranging hospital admissions, recording vital signs
  • Clinical Skills: Preparing for careers in chiropractic, ophthalmology, and podiatry
  • Business Skills: Developing skills like making positive first impressions in mock interviews

Program Features:

  • Career Opportunities: Graduates can work in physician's offices, clinics, hospitals, pharmacies, nursing homes, and government agencies
  • Hands-On Courses: Practical learning experiences with courses like Clinical Computed Tomography, Mammography Technician, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Career Pathways: Advancement opportunities through the Associate of Applied Science degree for progression in clinical positions

Tuition: How Much Does San Jacinto College's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

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Program Length: How Long Is San Jacinto College's Medical Assisting Certificate Program?

The program length options for the Medical Assisting program at San Jacinto College are:

  • Health Science Medical Assisting Pathway, AAS: 2 Years
  • Health Science Medical Assisting, Certificate of Technology: 1 Year

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About San Jacinto College

San Jacinto College is a public community college located in the Greater Houston area, with campuses in Pasadena and Houston. 

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