Medical Assisting

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


Abilene Campus

The Medical Assistant is a multiskilled 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. (CAAHEPThe Medical Assistant program  will prepare competent entry level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills); and affective (behavior) in the following domain areas:
                                        1.    Anatomy & Physiology
                                        2.    Applied Mathematics
                                        3.    Applied Microbiology/Infection Control
                                        4.    Applied Communications
                                        5.    Administrative Functions
                                        6.    Basic Practice Finances
                                        7.    Managed Care/Insurance
                                        8.    Procedural and Diagnostic Coding
                                        9.    Legal Implications
                                       10.  Ethical Consideration
                                       11.  Safety and Emergency  

The Medical Assistant program at Cisco College has a job placement rate average of 67.57% over the past five years.


    Angelia Torrez
    Medical Assisting Professor




    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/



    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; Web:

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

    Medical Assistant Program Degree Plans

    1.    Level I Administrative Certificate

    2.    Level I Clinical Certificate

    3.    Level II Certificate 

    4.   Associate In Applied Science Degree

    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.

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