Medical Assistant Technology

Information For Interested Students

Work Environment

Medical Assistants work in a variety of medical centers including blood banks, cancer centers, surgical centers, hospitals, medical laboratories, medical offices and specialty clinics. Some MAs are eligible to work in school districts alongside the school nurse.

Potential Job Titles

  • Medical Office Specialist
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • ECG Technician
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Educator

Salary Data

  • Average Wage: $14.71/hour ( Source)

Program Application /Admission Requirements

Program applications are available from Ms. Sara Paz in the Nursing and Allied Health Student Success Center. The application requirements and process will be discussed during an Information Session prior to registration.

Program Admission Requirements

  1. Meet general admission requirements to South Texas College.
  2. Have a High School diploma or GED.
  3. Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for all courses completed through STC.
  4. Satisfy program specific requirements for clinical practice.
  5. Submit a completed Medical Assistant Technology program application.
  6. Participate in individual student advisement with Medical Assistant Technology faculty prior to application.
  7. Degree option: Be TSI Complete or TSI Exempt via State approved exam scores.
  8. Level 2 Certificate option: Pass college placement test with minimum scores or complete developmental classes with a grade of "C" or better for course placement as follows:
    • Completion of READ 0200 or INRW 0304 or equivalent.
    • Completion of ENGL 0200 or INRW 0304 or equivalent.
    • Completion of MATH 0200 or equivalent.

Program Selection Process

Students accepted on a first-come first-serve basis until maximum class size reached. A waiting list for the next available class is established if more applications are received that can be accommodated.

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