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

Application Procedure

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

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. 

About this Program

Degrees & Certifications Program Length
Associate of Applied Science Degree Five Semesters
Clinical & Administrative Medical Assistant Level II Certificate Four Semesters

What Can This Program Do For You

  • Potential Career Paths
    • Clinical and Administrative Medical Assistant
    • Clinic Manager
    • Phlebotomist (with additional certification)
    • Urgent Care facility staff

    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:

    5 Year Period
    Retention64.91%
    Placement70.97%
    Grad Part74.19%
    Grad Sat100%
    Emp Part64.71%
    Emp Sat100%
    Exam Part64.52%
    Exam Pass60%
    # of Grads31

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

  • Salary Information

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  • Certification

    Students who successfully complete the Level II Certificate or Associate Degree are eligible to sit for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant exam administered by the National Healthcare Association.

  • Student Success Outcomes

    Clinical & Administrative Medical Assistant Level II Certificate Outcomes:

    • Percentage for Retention:             72%
    • Percentage for Job Placement:      63%
    • Percentage for Exam Passage:       58%
    • Employer Satisfaction:                100%
    • Graduate Satisfaction:                100%

    * ALL outcomes listed indicative of a 5 year weighted average.

Meet the Faculty

Dawn Chism

Director of Medical Assisting
Abilene Campus
(325) 794-4745

dawn.chism@cisco.edu

Curriculum Vitae