Medical Assistant

Program Type: Hybrid
Program Level: Continuing Education
Department: Continuing Education
Institute: Health & Biosciences
College: SAC

What is the Medical Assistant program?

Earn a CCMA Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Certification. Medical assistants perform routine clinical and administrative duties under the direct supervision of a physician or other healthcare professionals. They perform a variety of administrative duties including, but not limited to, taking medical histories and recording vital signs, explaining treatment procedures to patients, preparing patients for examination, collecting and preparing lab specimens, and assisting other medical professionals during diagnostic examinations. (Exam Voucher Included)

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**Student Background Disclaimer:

Many healthcare-related positions require applicants to undergo a criminal background fingerprint test and/or drug screening. A criminal history may prevent licensing, certification or employability.
As you are considering a CE program that requires a criminal background/fingerprint test and/or drug screening, are responsible:
  • For knowing whether if they are eligible for licensure or certification before committing to a CE program, and
  • Contacting the respective certification agency to find out if a conviction will prohibit them from being certified and able to work in the industry.
  • Contacting legal counsel to discuss an existing criminal background prior to applying to Alamo Colleges District Continuing Education for guidance.


  • CPR for Healthcare Providers - EMSP 1019
  • Medical Law & Ethics - PBHL 1001
  • Disease Control & Prevention - VNSG 1015
  • Foundational Knowledge & Basic Science - MDCA 1091
  • Health & Wellness - HPRS 1007
  • Pharmacology & Lab Procedures - MDCA 1091
  • Practical Application - Certification Review - MDCA 1054
  • Procedures in a Clinical Setting - MDCA 1017


Program Information

Time Commitment

352 Contact Hours

 5 Months


Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)

Career Outlook

Learn more at the Alamo Colleges Career Coach website

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Program Requirements         CE Allied Health Requirements Checklist

Possess proficiency in English (reading, writing, and speaking skills)

You are at least eighteen (18) years of age

Have a high school diploma or GED

Must have access to computer/tablet and internet 


Externship Requirements

  • Students who wish to secure their placement in the upcoming Sterile Processing Technician (SPT) program, must complete the list of immunizations and other requirements below, prior to attending the SPT Clinical Lab and Externship. Failure to complete the requirements listed will prevent students from participating in externships and earning their certification credentials.
  • Background Check Drug Screen CPR/BLS Tuberculosis (TB) Test Results (within 1 yr.) Flu Meningitis MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) Hepatitis A 1st Hepatitis A 2nd Hepatitis B 1st Hepatitis B 2nd Hepatitis B 3rd Varicella 1st Varicella 2nd Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) COVID (full vaccine & booster)


Effective January 1, 2023 - August 31, 2023
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Estimated Cost of Attendance
Estimated Cost of Attendance FY 2022-2023  
Tuition and Fees (includes books and certification exam voucher) $5,000.00
Supplies (scrubs with embroidering) $50.00
Personal/Miscellaneous (background check, drug screen, immunizations VARY) $80.50
Total Estimate $5,130.50
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Contact Information

CE Registration

Phone: 210-212-5266 (Option 4)
Campus: Alamo Colleges Center of Excellence for Student Success (ACCESS) Building

CE Program Information
Campus: Alamo Colleges Center of Excellence for Student Success (ACCESS) Building

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