Medical Assisting

Health Science


Medical Assisting is one of the fastest growing occupations in health careers today.  A clinical medical assistant is a professional who performs routine clinical tasks in a medical office setting. Responsibilities may include patient triage, assisting medical practitioners during routine clinical exams, collecting and processing diagnostic tests, and medication administration.  Students have the opportunity to take two National Certification exams to become a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant and a Certified Phlebotomist. Instruction is presented through independent study, project based learning and clinical work experience.


Applicants must complete a Southern Tech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the Southern Tech campus and online at Enrollment for this career major is open to partnering High Schools (juniors/seniors) and Adults.


High School Student: Free. Adult Student (in-district): $2.50 per hour; Adult Student (Out-of-District): $5 per hour; and Adult Student (Out-of-State): $7.50 per hour. Additional costs may include books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid and scholarships are available for qualifying students.


Medical Assisting
Introduction to Medical Assisting30
Anatomy and Physiology II120
Medical Assisting Clinical Experience165
Core Medical Terminology II45
Clinical Procedures (Part I)60
Clinical Procedures (Part II)60
Total Hours525
Estimated time to complete (Half Time)1 year

Targeted Certifications and/or Credentials

Registered Medical Assistant
Registered Phlebotomist (AAMP)
National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC): WorkKeys

Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.

Student Organization



Adults: 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM
High School Students: 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM

Employment Options

The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.

Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Chiropractor Assistant, Clinical Assistant, Doctor's Assistant, Medical Assistant (MA), Medical Office Assistant, Ophthalmic Technician, Optometric Assistant, Optometric Technician, Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) – Approximate Pay Potential: $10-22/Hour. (source:



Robin Waters

Robin Waters

Medical Assisting Instructor

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