Medical Assistant (358 hours/$2,312) 35.8 CEU's


Medical assistant program is a 288 lecture hour and 70 clinical hour program that prepares individuals for entry level jobs as a medical assistant in medical and institutional settings.  Students will learn to prepare patients for orders under supervision of physician and nursing staff, perform office duties, administer treatments, and comply with federal and state regulatory agency laws and regulations.  Upon completion of this program students will be able to perform all the duties required in the medical office setting.  Students are also prepared to take the certification exam offered by the National Healthcare Association (NHA) to become a Certified Medical Assistant.  The program consists of lecture and lab hours followed by an internship in a local clinic setting. CPR for Healthcare Providers is required.  The internship is included in the cost of the course. Students are responsible for textbook(s) and supplies. Some are available in the campus bookstore. 


Continuing Education Office

Johnson County Campus
2112 Mayfield Parkway
Administration Building Room 116
Cleburne, TX 76033

Hill County Campus
112 Lamar Dr.
Hillsboro, TX 76645
Cafeteria Bldg., Ste. 77 B




***New Payment Plan Starts November 24*

2/4/19 to 6/7/19

Johnson County Campus--TBD
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Mon, Wed, and Fri. 

Excludes Holidays

Clinicals are not included in the above dates
Clinical Rotation: Dates and Times based on facility

Registration Requirements

  1. CPR for Healthcare providers
  2. Registration Form
  3. General Requirements--Must be 18 years old for class
  4. Identification--Valid Government Issued ID or Driver License and Social Security Card
  5. Vaccines Required

Required Immunizations based on Texas Administrative Code (§ 97.64 § 97.65) &  CDC, and clinical facility contractual requirements. All Healthcare students must complete the following requirements prior to being allowed to have patient contact.

  • Tetanus-Diphtheria Vaccine.
    1. Students must show receipt of one dose of tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis vaccine (Tdap). In addition, one dose of a tetanus-containing vaccine must have been received within the last seven years. Td vaccine is an acceptable substitute, if Tdap vaccine is medically contraindicated.
  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Vaccines.
    1. Students born on or after January 1, 1957, must show, prior to patient contact, acceptable evidence of vaccination of two doses of a measles-containing vaccine administered since January 1, 1968 (preferably MMR vaccine).
    2. Students born on or after January 1, 1957, must show, prior to patient contact, acceptable evidence of vaccination of two doses of a mumps vaccine.
    3. Students must show, prior to patient contact, acceptable evidence of one dose of rubella vaccine.
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine.
    1. Students are required to receive a complete series of hepatitis B vaccine prior to the start of direct patient care.
  • Varicella Vaccine.
    1. Students are required to have received two doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine.
  • Influenza Vaccine
    1. Seasonal
  • TB Skin Test
    1. TB 2-step

*Titers: Antibody titer is a laboratory test that measures the level of antibodies in a blood sample. In some situations, your health care provider may check your antibody titer to see if you had an infection in the past (for example, chickenpox) or to decide which immunizations you need. To obtain information please see your family doctor.

1. Provide proof of personal health insurance information for the duration of the class and clinical or sign a medical release form

2.Pass Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) background check.


For Clinical Rotation

At the time that the student is placed at a clinical facility, students will be required to complete a drug test immediately at an approved test site.
The MDCA 1060 Medical Assistant Clinical may be taken only after completion of all other classes.