Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant


The Medical Assistant program is designed to prepare graduates to perform both administrative and clinical duties in an ambulatory health care setting, such as physicians' offices and clinics.

A medical assistant is trained for a variety of clinical responsibilities, including obtaining vital signs, performing basic tests on patients and administering medications. Medical assistants also perform many office tasks, such as scheduling and greeting patients, maintaining filing systems, completing basic financial reports, and handling insurance procedures.

McLennan's two year Medical Assistant program offers an Associate in Applied Science degree. Students receive classroom instruction and hands on training, as well as real world experience through clinical internships. Graduates are prepared to take the national certifying exam to become a Certified Medical Assistant.

Becoming a medical assistant is often the first step to a rewarding career in the health care field. Some go on to have leadership roles in physicians' offices, while many continue their education to become nurses or other health care professionals.


The Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: 727-210-2350

Certification is obtained through the National Healthcareer Association as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant.

Information sessions for the CMA Program

Information sessions for the Certified Medical Assistant program are held every third Thursday of the month at 4:00 pm in the Health Professions building room 225 (HP 225). With the exception of holidays, then the session will be held on the third Thursday of the following month. To reserve a place contact the program director.

Fall Dates:
April 19, 2018
May 17, 2018
June 21, 2018
July 19, 2018
August 16, 2018
September 20, 2018
October 18, 2018
November 15, 2018

For More Information

Contact David Choate, Program Director, at 254-299-8262 or

Title IX & Non-Discrimination Statement

Concerns dealing with TITLE IX and other non-specified Civil Rights Issues contact:

Drew Canham, Title IX Coordinator Vice President, Student Success
McLennan Community College
Administration Building, Room 408
1400 College Drive
FAX: 254-299-8654 or

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For students in this program who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or program director. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.