Career Programs > Medical Assisting


Medical Assisting is a profession whose practitioners work primarily in settings such as medical offices and clinics. Medical assistants function as members of the health care delivery team and perform administrative and clinical procedures.

Skills include: Computer skills, word processing, medical terminology, transcription, scheduling appointments, medical correspondence, billing, coding and insurance, and clinical internship emphasizing hands-on care.

As a result of the education students receive at LWTC in the Medical Assisting program the following outcomes have been reported.

– The Student Retention rate for 2017 was 94%
– The Job Placement rate for 2018 was 69%
– The Exam Passage rate for 2017 was 44%

    Next Start Date: August 10, 2021

    Information Sheet PDF (2 pages)

    Curriculum FrameworkPDF (22 pages)

    Rack BrochurePDF (2 pages)

    Basic Skills Testing Requirements:

    Accepted Test Reading Math Language
    TABE* 10 10 10
    New SAT 24 24 25
    ACT 19 19 17
    GED 2014 145 145 145

    Courses

    Basic Healthcare Worker (90 Hours)
    Introduction to Medical Assisting (250 Hours)
    Medical Office Procedures (75 Hours)
    Phlebotomist, MA (75 Hours)
    EKG Aide, MA (75 Hours)
    Clinical Assisting (230 Hours)
    Pharmacology for Medical Assisting (90 Hours)
    Laboratory Procedures (125 Hours)
    Administrative Office Procedures (90 Hours)
    Practicum Experience (200 Hours)

    Contact: Student Services Department