Medical Assisting

Five semesters (AAS)
Three semesters (Level I)
Four semesters (Level II)


Abilene Campus

The Medical Assistant is a multi-skilled health professional specifically educated to work in ambulatory settings performing administrative and clinical duties. The practice of medical assisting directly influences the public's health and well-being, and requires mastery of a complex body of knowledge and specialized skills requiring both formal education and practical experience that serve as standards for entry into the profession. The Medical Assistant program will prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) in the following domain areas:
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Microbiology/Infection Control
  • Applied Communications
  • Administrative Functions
  • Basic Practice Finances
  • Managed Care/Insurance
  • Procedural & Diagnostic Coding
  • Legal Implications
  • Ethical Consideration
  • Safety & Emergency


Degrees & Certifications Offered

  • Associate of Applied Science Degree
  • Administrative Medical Assistant Level I Certificate
  • Clinical Medical Assistant Level I Certificate
  • Clinical & Administrative Medical Assistant Level II Certificate


See the Cisco College Catalog for course listings.


Target Jobs

  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Medical Assistant
  • Physician Assistant
  • Registered Nurse

Gainful Employment

Medical Assisting

The Medical Assistant Program at Cisco College has a job placement rate average of 67.57% over the past few years. Below are Cisco College statistics for retention, placement, and exam percentages:

Year: 5 Year
Retention 64.91%
Placement 70.97%
Grad Part 74.19%
Grad Sat 100%
Emp Part 64.71%
Emp Sat 100%
Exam Part 64.52%
Exam Pass 60%
# of Grads 31

For Information regarding job outlook and earning potential for Medical Assistants, click here.



The Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33756/
(727) 210-2350


Students who successfully complete the Level II Certificate or Associate Degree are eligible to sit for the certification exam administered by the American Association of Medical Assistants

Angelia Torrez
Medical Assisting Professor



Application Procedures

To be considered for admission to the Medical Assisting Technology program, interested persons should:

  • Complete Medical Assistant Application
  • Background checks are to be completed when you sign up for clinicals, please check with Michelle Hutchins, Allied Health Assistant
  • Contact Kelly Meyer for more information

Many clinical sites utilized in the program require a background check and/or drug screen before the student can participate in the clinical portion of the program. In addition, be advised that no credit is given for experiential learning for students seeking either a degree or certificate in Medical Assisting Technology.

College Admission Requirements
Applicants for admission to this program must fulfill the general requirements for admission to the College. The procedure for seeking admission to the College follows:

  1. Complete the Cisco College application 
  2. Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  3. Turn in Official Transcripts
  4. Take Accuplacer (Associate Degree)

Prospective students should also remember that acceptance by Cisco College does not guarantee admission into specific occupational programs. Additional factors considered for admission may be a satisfactory record in high school or college, placement tests and other criteria.