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Degree Plans - Medical Assisting - Medical Assisting Certificate (Archived)


(Level I Certificate)

El Centro only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.MED.ASST.09

This 12-month program is designed to prepare individuals to perform the duties of a medical assistant who can function in an acute care clinical setting or physician's office in the areas of: medical office administration, clinical lab procedures, and examining room assisting. The student may elect to complete the program either as a block CEU program or as a credit certificate program.

The El Centro College Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educations ( upon recommendation of the Curriculum Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: (727) 210-2350



MDCA 1313 Medical Terminology 3
MDCA 1409 Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Assistants 4
MDCA 1205 Medical Law and Ethics 2
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)


MDCA 1443 Medical Insurance 4
MDCA 1421 Administrative Procedures 4
HPRS 2300 Pharmacology for Health Professions 3
MDCA 1417 Procedures in a Clinical Setting 4


HITT 1311 Computers in Health Care 3
MDCA 1352 Medical Assistant Laboratory Procedures 3
MDCA 2361 Clinical - Medical/Clinical Assistant 3
Minimum Hours Required 39
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