2023 - 2024 Dallas College Catalog

2023 - 2024 Catalog
Program: Medical Assisting
Title: Medical Assisting Generalist Certificate

(Level 1 Certificate)

El Centro campus only

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

Degree Plan Code: C1.MED.ASST.GEN

This 20 credit hour 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, examining room assisting and physician's office laboratory procedures. The student may elect to complete the program either as a block CEU program or as a credit certificate program.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
MDCA 1313 Medical Terminology 3
MDCA 1352 Medical Assisting Laboratory Procedures 3
MDCA 1443 Medical Insurance 4
MDCA 1421 Administrative Procedures 4
Semester Total 14
Course Course Title Credit Hours
HPRS 2300 Pharmacology for Health Professions 3
MDCA 2361 Clinical Medical/Clinical Assistant 3
Semester Total 6
Minimum Hours Required 20

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.