Medical Assistant

Tarrant County College

Medical Assistant

Fort Worth, Texas

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assistant Program at Tarrant County College provides students with a comprehensive set of skills, including administrative tasks, clinical activities, and professional skills.

Skills Taught:

  • Administrative Activities:
  • Schedule & receive patients
  • Perform basic administrative tasks
  • Serve as a liaison between the physician & others
  • Manage practice finances
  • Clinical Activities:
  • Take patient histories & vital signs
  • Assist the physician with examinations & treatments
  • Perform asepsis & infection control
  • Prepare & maintain electronic medical records
  • Professional Skills:
  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Personal & social responsibility
  • Teamwork
  • Computer literacy

Program Features:

  • Accreditation: The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
  • Career Opportunities: Graduates can work in various health care settings under physician supervision
  • Selective Admission: Students must meet selective admission requirements post-acceptance to Tarrant County College
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans can utilize their Veterans Administration (VA) educational benefits for program payment
  • Licensing Preparation: The program readies students for an occupational license, with prior criminal history potentially affecting eligibility.

Tuition: How Much Does Tarrant County College's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

From Tarrant County College's website

The Medical Assistant program at Tarrant County College offers an affordable education opportunity. For the 2023-2024 academic year, the tuition cost is set at $2,760. This cost is a comprehensive fee that covers the entire academic year. Please note that this cost does not include additional fees or expenses such as books, materials, or living expenses. It's also important to remember that tuition rates are subject to change annually.

Program Length: How Long Is Tarrant County College's Medical Assisting Certificate Program?

The program length for the Medical Assistant program at Tarrant County College is 40 semester credit hours.

From Tarrant County College's website

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About Tarrant County College

Tarrant County College (TCC) is a public community college in Tarrant County, Texas, offering a wide range of academic and technical programs. 

The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and serves a diverse student body with a student-faculty ratio of 19:1.

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