Medical Assisting Advanced Practice

Program Description
Are you ready for a versatile, high-demand career in the medical field? As a Medical Assistant, you will have the opportunity to work with doctors, take medical histories, and record a patient's vital signs. You will learn to perform clinical and administrative tasks in a physician’s office, hospital and other healthcare facilities. You can also work in a variety of other roles, including clinical assistant, EKG technician, front office staff (general billing and coding), and phlebotomy technician. Students in this program will explore topics ranging from pharmacology and pathophysiology to anatomy and physiology and medical law and ethics. 



The Medical Assisting program at Collin College has a five-year average of 100% job placement rate and a 100% RMA certification exam pass rate for the years  2020 - 2024. 


Start Dates


Day Classes - Allen & Wylie Campuses - August 26, 2024


Evening & Weekend Classes - Farmersville Campus - August 26, 2024




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Medical Assisting Application Process


1. Apply for Admission New Student Application


2. If needed, apply for Financial Aid.


3. Consider applying for available Scholarships.


4. After you have been accepted to Collin College and received your College Wide ID (CWID), complete the program application. There are four essay questions on this application. Each answer requires at least a 100 word minimum. Applications are run through a plagiarism and AI checker. Answer the questions in your own words. Do not use AI for developing your answers to the essay questions.    Medical Assisting Program Application


5. Applications that do not have a CWID or Collin College email address on it will not be accepted.


6. Informed applicants make better candidates! Review the information video below and complete the information form afterwards.


    Students wishing to apply for the program should watch this information session video.     Information Session

    After reviewing this video, please complete this quick information form.     Information Form


7. Once accepted into the program, you will receive special instructions for registration. 


Applicant Scoring Form


Student Handbook


Program Information Packet


Program Goals

1. To prepare medical assistants who are competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the profession.

2. Train graduates to be able to meet the clinical and administrative needs of local physician’s offices, hospitals and other places of employment as they pertain to the role of a medical assistant.

3. Develop and deliver an exemplary education program that prepares graduates for successfully passing credentialing exams in the field of medical assisting.

4. Assist in job placement of graduates in the local community.

5.Continuously research and be aware of changing needs in the local workforce through close partnerships with communities of interest.  


Program Options

Level 1 Certificate Program (10 months)


AAS Medical Assisting (2 years)


Program Learning Outcomes: Graduates will be able to...

1. Assist physicians with clinical duties including patient examinations, diagnostic procedures and testing, and minor surgical procedures.
2. Collect and process blood, urine, and other body fluids per OSHA guidelines.
3. Perform CLIA waived laboratory tests in the physician’s office lab.
4. Perform administrative tasks including appointment scheduling, basic medical insurance processing, and patient education.
5. Utilize electronic and paper medical records.
6. Administer injections and other medications as directed by physicians.
7. Perform various diagnostic tests, including EKGs and hearing and vision screening.

 Accreditation Status



The Medical Assisting Advanced Practice program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of The Medical Assisting Education Review Board.

CAAHEP,  9355 – 113th St. N. #7709, Seminole, FL 33775 Ph. 727-210-2350


Medical Assisting Information Sessions


Students wishing to apply for the program should watch this information session video.

Information Session


After reviewing this video, please complete this quick information form.

Information Form


Program Director:
Leon Deutsch


Approximate Program Costs

Certificate Program Tuition $2,077         
Textbooks: $250.00

Scrubs: $50.00

Immunization Tracker: $40.00

Drug Testing: $40.00

Background Check: $40.00

Lab Fees: $24.00 per course credit (3 courses)

Supply Kit: $100.00

Liability Insurance: $14.00

Certification Exams: $565.00


Employment Opportunities:
Registered Medical Assistant
Certified Phlebotomy Technician
Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician
Medical Scribe


Possible Job Locations:
Physician Offices
Urgent Care Centers
Hospitals & Outpatient Surgery Centers