Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting

Certificate Program

Available at: West Campus

Young woman in medical scrubs assisting a patient

Program Overview

This one-year program is a national certification course in Medical Assisting.  Graduates will gain knowledge in both clinical and administrative areas for working in an ambulatory care setting.  Understanding aseptic technique when working with patients and physicians.  Students will learn medical terminology, the body systems including the integumentary, nervous, circulatory, musculoskeletal, reproductive, urinary, endocrine, immune, special senses, and the common diseases that affect these systems.  Students will also be able to perform procedures such as venipuncture, ECG, throat culture, urinalysis, injections, and perform vital signs.


(After pre-requisites)

  • Medical Law & Ethics 1305
  • Medical Terminology 1313 
  • Administrative Procedures 1421
  • Health Data Content 1301
  • Medical Insurance 1343
  • Medical Lab Procedures 1352
  • Pharmacology 1349
  • Procedures in a Clinical Setting 1417 
  • Clinical-Medical 2361
  • MA Credentialing Review 1154

Page last updated March 30, 2021.

Contact Information

Department of Allied Health
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
(361) 698-2820
(361) 698-2811 fax

West Campus, HS2-128
4101 Old Brownsville Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78405