GET UP TO $4,500 IN GRANTS TOWARD YOUR TRAINING FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY!
GET UP TO $4,500 IN GRANTS TOWARD YOUR TRAINING FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY!

Medical Assistant

THE CAREER OF YOUR DREAMSSTARTS HERE

THE CAREER TRAINING OF YOUR DREAMSSTARTS HERE

BUILD YOUR FUTURE. PICK FROM 6 CERTIFICATIONS IN ONE TRAINING PROGRAM.

OURDIFFERENCE

OURDIFFERENCE

* SCI does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI.

WE'RE DIFFERENT.
SO ARE YOU.

We offer our learners the opportunity to LEARN, DO, and LIVE a new career.

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT AMEDICAL ASSISTANT CAREER

Why become a Medical Assistant?

Being a Medical Assistant allows you to make a positive impact on people’s lives by providing direct patient care and support. Additionally, the healthcare industry continues to grow, and there is a high demand for Medical Assistants.

Being a Medical Assistant allows you to make a positive impact on people’s lives by providing direct patient care and support. Additionally, the healthcare industry continues to grow, and there is a high demand for Medical Assistants.

Our Medical Assistant training uses a hands-on training model to teach aspiring Medical Assistants important skills such as: 

  • Reading Vital Signs
  • Performing EKGs and CPR
  • Drawing Blood
  • Performing Lab Work

Training in an approved program like the one offered by Southern Careers Institute is a necessary step to becoming a medical assistant.

Southern Careers Institute’s training is designed to be completed in as little as 9 months!

Medical Assistants can work in a variety of exciting places such as:

  • Physician’s offices
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes and assisted living facilities
  • Medical laboratories

Although many employers prefer certified Medical Assistants, certifications are currently not required. Southern Careers Institute graduates have chosen the following certifications based on their career goals:

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)

Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMMA)

What does Medical Assistant training consist of?

Our Medical Assistant training uses a hands-on training model to teach aspiring Medical Assistants important skills such as: 

  • Reading Vital Signs
  • Performing EKGs and CPR
  • Drawing Blood 
  • Performing Lab Work

Do you need training to become a Medical Assistant?

Training in an approved program like the one offered by Southern Careers Institute is a necessary step to becoming a medical assistant.

How long is Medical Assistant training?

Southern Careers Institute’s training is designed to be completed in as little as 9 months!

*with successful full-time enrollment

Where can Medical Assistants work?

Medical Assistants can work in a variety of exciting places such as:
  • Physicians’ offices
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes and assisted living facilities
  • Medical laboratories

Do you have to have certification to become a Medical Assistant?

Although many employers prefer certified Medical Assistants, certifications are currently not required. Southern Careers Institute graduates have chosen the following certifications based on their career goals:
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMMA)

Southern Careers Institute (SCI) does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI. It is not required to attend SCI to attain a job or earn a certain salary in a field of employment. Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, or job prospects are not indicative of those for future and current students. 

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CAREER TRAINING.FOR YOUR FUTURE.

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$3999
/year
$3999
/year
320 Hours of Hands-On Lab Hours
178 Hours Of On-The-Job Externship
Preparation For 6 Career Certifications
Earn 20 Skill Badges
EKG Training
Phlebotomy Training
Professional Skills Training
Hybrid Learning
Day Classes
Night Classes
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HERE'S EXACTLY WHAT YOU GET AS AMEDICAL ASSISTANT TRAINEE

Included National Certifications*

Taken through a third party provider

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

Basic Life Support

*Exam fee included in tuition and will be paid if taken within three months of program completion.

Additional National Certifications**

Taken through a third party provider

Microsoft Office Specialist

Certified Phlebotomy Technician

Certified EKG Technician

Certified Medical Administrative Assistant

**Additional Exam fees not included in tuition.

Skill Badges

Word Processing

Customer Service

Career Readiness

Communications

Foundational Body Systems

Vital Body Systems

Transformative Body Systems

Electronic Record for Medical Practice

Utilizing Electronic Records Systems

Billing & Insurance for Medical Offices

Telemedicine Communication

Medical Law & Ethics

Electrocardiogram

Electrocardiogram II

Medication & Parenteral Administration

Phlebotomy: Special Collections

Venipuncture-Phlebotomy Proficient

Common Clinical Skills

Special Clinical Procedures

Office Procedures 1

Course Descriptions

Hours: Theory 20 / Laboratory 20 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 3.0 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

This course focuses on the basic techniques of electronic word processing. Through utilization of application software, students will study the functionality of the program in creating work products. Preparation for Certiport MOS Word Exam.

Hours: Theory 40 / Laboratory 0 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 4.0 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

The role of customer service is studied focusing on skills needed to work effectively with individuals or groups. Problem solving and critical thinking skills will be incorporated in exploring varying aspects of interaction with internal and external customers.

Hours: Theory 20 / Laboratory 20 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 3.0 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

This course introduces the skills needed for career success. Students will have the opportunity to learn about setting personal and professional goals, job search techniques and portfolio development. Final resume, cover letter and mock interviews are key aspects of this course. Students may also learn about different career paths.

Hours: Theory 40 / Laboratory 0 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 4.0 /Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

Students will study communication skills utilizing informal writing techniques. Focus will be on the production of work product that demonstrates basic skills in communicating to individuals or groups. Software and/or online ancillaries will be incorporated to supplement project creation.

Hours: Theory 40 / Laboratory 0 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 4 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

In this course, students will be introduced to the anatomy, physiology, structure, and function of the foundational systems of the human body. The structure and function of the Integumentary, Muscular, and Skeletal systems will be taught. Common diseases and disorders associated with these systems will be discussed, along with common Medical Terminology roots, prefixes, suffixes, and abbreviations.

Hours: Theory 40 / Laboratory 0 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 4 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

In this course, students will be introduced to the anatomy, physiology, structure, and function of the vital systems of the human body. The structure and function of the Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, Respiratory, and Nervous systems will be taught. Common diseases and disorders associated with these systems will be discussed, along with common Medical Terminology roots, prefixes, suffixes, and abbreviations.

Hours: Theory 40 / Laboratory 0 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 4 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

In this course, students will be introduced to the anatomy, physiology, structure, and function of the transformative systems of the human body. The structure and function of the digestive, urinary, endocrine, and reproductive systems will be taught. Common diseases and disorders associated with these systems will be discussed, along with common medical terminology roots, prefixes, suffixes, and abbreviations.

Hours: Theory 10 / Laboratory 30 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 2.5 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

In this course, students will explore the electronic health record. Students will practice administrative tasks such as scheduling, completing reports, entering coding, and billing information, and submitting claims. Healthcare ethics and compliance with HIPAA regulations is emphasized throughout the course.

Hours: Theory 10 / Laboratory 30 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 2.5 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

In this course, students will explore the electronic health record. Students will practice administrative tasks such as maintaining records, completing forms, documenting diagnoses, and posting charges, payments, and adjustments. Healthcare ethics and compliance with HIPAA regulations are emphasized throughout the course.

Hours: Theory 20 / Laboratory 20 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 3 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

This course exposes students to the fundamental elements and terminology of medical insurance payment systems and reimbursements. Students will examine different types of healthcare insurance coverage, the medical billing cycle, and the general guidelines and processes for claims preparation and transmission. Types of data that must be gathered in each patient encounter will be discussed, as well as protected health information as applied to HIPAA.

Hours: Theory 10 / Laboratory 30 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 2.5 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

In this course, students examine effective communication techniques used by professionals in a variety of medical settings. Emphasis is placed on appropriately tailoring verbal and written communication to various audiences and scenarios. Soft skills and etiquette are also addressed, especially as it pertains to professionalism, legal compliance, and the use of technology.

Hours: Theory 40 / Laboratory 0 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 4 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

This course introduces students to law and ethics in the medical profession. Students will be introduced to the rights and responsibilities of healthcare consumers and providers. Differences between law, ethics and moral values will be presented. Protected health information will be identified and discussed as applied to HIPAA.

Hours: Theory 20 / Laboratory 20 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 3 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

In this course, students will be introduced to preparation and monitoring of a patient for a variety of EKG tests. Students will also explore identification and response to potential life-threatening situations. Emphasis is placed on the safe and proper use of 12-lead EKG equipment. Additionally, students will explore basic First Aid, CPR, and use of AED. (** preparation for CET cert).

Hours: Theory 10 / Laboratory 30 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 2.5 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

Students in this course can practice and develop their understanding of the clinical competencies needed as a Medical Assistant. Core
competencies covered include infection control, patient education, proper methods for taking and documenting patient vital signs, methods
for preparation of rooms and instruments, assisting physicians with medical procedures, and identifying and appropriately responding to
emergency situations. Emphasis in this course is placed on commonplace procedures such as general physical exams, basic wound and
injury care, allergies, and immunizations.

Hours: Theory 10 / Laboratory 30 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 2.5 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: MED120

This course is a continuation of MED120. The origination and aspects of dysthymias as presented on the EKG tracing will be discussed. Recognition and identification of sinus, atrial, ventricular, or junctional dysthymias will be emphasized. Dysthymias associated with hypertrophy, trauma, electrolyte imbalance and congenital heart malformations are presented. Medical law and Ethics as they apply to electrocardiogram technicians will be introduced. The lab activities introduce trouble shooting the EKG machine, accommodations for special populations requiring an EKG, and continued identification and recognition of critical and life-threatening dysthymias. A practice certification examination will be given in preparation for taking the Certified EKG Technician (CET) examination. (preparation for CET cert

Hours: Theory 20 / Laboratory 20 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 3 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

In this course, students will examine the general principles of pharmacology relating to the Medical Assisting profession. The course will cover drug forms, drug classification, and use of drug reference resources. Competency in proper measurement, calculation, and administration of drugs, as well as proper documentation regarding drug administration on the patient record will be covered. Emphasis is placed on understanding the regulations surrounding medication storage, preparation, administration, and disposal.

Hours: Theory 20 / Laboratory 20 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 3 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

In this course, students will be introduced to the role of the Medical Assistant in the lab, as well as proper use and maintenance of basic lab and phlebotomy equipment. As it pertains to capillary collection, blood smear, and non-blood specimen collection, students will explore the following: microbiology, anatomy and physiology, pre-test prep, site selection, patient communication, collection techniques, specimen maintenance, understanding specimen data and reporting lab results. Compliance with OSHA, HIPAA and CDC regulations are emphasized, as are customer service, professionalism, and working with special patient populations.

Hours: Theory 20 / Laboratory 20 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 3 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

In this course, students will be introduced to the role of the Medical Assistant in the lab, as well as proper use and maintenance of basic lab and phlebotomy equipment. As it pertains to venipunctures, blood cultures, and blood donation, students will explore the following: anatomy and physiology, pre-test prep, site selection, patient communication, collection techniques, specimen maintenance, understanding specimen data and reporting lab results. Compliance with OSHA, HIPAA and CDC regulations are emphasized, as are customer service, professionalism, and working with special patient populations.

Hours: Theory 10 / Laboratory 30 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 2.5 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

Students in this course can practice and develop their understanding of the clinical competencies needed for working as a Medical Assistant. Core competencies covered include infection control, patient education, proper methods for taking and documenting patient vital signs, methods for preparation of rooms and instruments, assisting physicians with medical procedures, and identifying and appropriately responding to emergency situations. Emphasis in this course is placed on special clinical procedures such as assisting with specialized exams, traumatic injuries, staple and suture removal, and surgical interventions.

Hours: Theory 40 / Laboratory 0 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 4.0 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

Students will study office procedures using the functionality of business machines in resolving business problems. Students will incorporate 10-key calculators and other electronic applications in completion of course objectives.

Hours: Theory 0 / Laboratory 0 / Externship 178 /Total 178 / Quarter Credits 5.5 / Final course

This 178-hour course provides the student with an opportunity to utilize learned skills in a work environment. Students will be provided an opportunity to observe and participate in activities associated with their training and career direction. Students will work without compensation and must complete the total hours and skills requirements that reflect an overall understanding of the job competencies

CAREER TRAININGYOU CAN TRUST

ACCREDITED

Southern Careers Institute is Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education.

APPROVED

Southern Careers Institute is Approved for training by The Texas Workforce Commission.

Certifying Partner

Southern Careers Institute is a certification partner of the National Health Career Association to train Medical Assistants and to test for certification.

OUR GRADUATES HAVE BEENHIRED BY

Employers are not incentivized by Southern Careers Institute (SCI) to hire our graduates. Employers are not incentivized to review or comment on the performance and outcomes of our graduates, or on SCI. Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, and job prospects are not indicative of those for current and future students. SCI does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI.

THE NUMBERSSAY IT ALL

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COE Graduate Placement Rate Across programs and Campuses

2022 Council of Occupational Education Average Placement Rate Across All Programs Offered at All Campuses.

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Years Proudly Serving The Texas Workforce
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Southern Careers Institute Graduates Last Year

Southern Careers Institute (SCI) does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI. It is not required to attend SCI to attain a job or earn a certain salary in a field of employment. Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, or job prospects are not indicative of those for future and current students.

As an accredited post-secondary institution, SCI has various federal financial assistance programs available for qualified students enrolled in SCI programs. This does not apply to seminar students. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

GET UP TO $4,500FOR YOUR FUTURE

Get up to $4500 in grants toward your career training at Southern Careers Institute.

As an accredited post-secondary institution, SCI has various federal financial assistance programs available for qualified students enrolled in SCI programs. This does not apply to seminar students. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

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Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, or job prospects are not indictive of the possible job outcomes for future and current students. SCI does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI.

KICKSTART YOUR CAREER.

Take the certification exam within 3 months of graduation, and we will pay for it!

1. Pick your certification

2. Take the certification exam within 3 months of graduation

3. We will pay for it!

FACT: TODAY'S EMPLOYERSNEED YOUR SKILLS

Nearly 7 out of 10 employers consider hiring those with a specialized certification.

Today’s employers want the confidence of hiring someone who has developed specific skills to meet their needs. It’s why 7 out of 10 employers accept candidates who don’t have a four-year degree

Considering Nontraditional Pathways

Nearly all employers say they are open to accepting candidates who don’t have a four-year college degree. Alternative credential employers say they are open to include:

A recognized certification
66%
A certificate
66%
A degree from MOOC
47%
A digital badge
24%

Source: Learning House and Future Workforce Study

Texas employers are looking to hire Medical Assistants at the 2nd fastest rate.

There’s never been a better time to kickstart your healthcare career with Texas continuing to hire Medical Assistants at the second fastest rate in the nation.
State Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
California 97,640 5.91 1.14 $21.53 $44,780
Texas 69,370 5.67 1.10 $16.66 $34,660
Florida 57,210 6.65 1.29 $17.06 $35,480
New York 31,360 3.62 0.70 $20.24 $42,100
Georgia 26,610 6.08 1.18 $17.05 $35,470

Over 700,000 medical assistant jobs currently exist across several healthcare fields.

Industry Employment
Offices of Physicians 421,960
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 106,640
Outpatient Care Center 64,650
Offices of Other Health Practitioiners 58,920
Employment Services 13,850

Southern Careers Institute (SCI) does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI. It is not required to attend SCI to attain a job or earn a certain salary in a field of employment. Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, or job prospects are not indicative of those for future and current students. 

Displayed salaries and job outlook data do not reflect the prospects of Southern Careers Institute graduates’ job placement outcomes and starting salaries. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics employment data, job prospects, and salary data sourced for (insert specific metro and job page) does not reflect data applicable to entry-level positions.

FINANCIAL AID. THE SIMPLE WAY.

We're here to make sure you can afford the career training you need. Our combination of grants, scholarships, loans, work-study, and Military education benefits are here to ensure a stress-free experience that works around your finances.

Institutional Grants

Federal Financial Aid

Veterans Benefits

Workforce Funding

Private Student Loans

As an accredited post-secondary institution, SCI has various federal financial assistance programs available for qualified students enrolled in SCI programs. This does not apply to seminar students. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

FREQUENTLY ASKEDQUESTIONS

We give students an alternative to expensive, four-year degrees. Employers are looking for specific skills from candidates they can hire with confidence. Our coursework goes deeper than pen and paper, providing hands-on learning opportunities that set us apart from the competition. Our goal is to provide you with an education that will empower your future.

That’s okay! At Southern Careers Institute, we have had a plethora of students successfully complete their programs after being away from school for long periods of time. We’re ready to meet you where you’re at, providing a community-based learning environment where you’ll feel right at home as you readjust to life as a student!

Southern Careers Institute provides you with the training you need to sit for certifications in your chosen field. Whether it’s our Medical Assistant training program, Medical Billing and Coding Specialist program, Pharmacy Technician program, Business Accounting Specialist program, HVAC program, or any other educational programs available, rest assured that you will graduate ready to tackle industry-specific certifications.

As an accredited school, we participate in many financial aid and grant programs to make your education more achievable. Contact us today and one of our financial aid representatives will explain the process and answer all of your questions.
We have experienced financial aid officers at each campus ready to help you with all your needs. Upon your personal interview, a financial aid officer can determine which financial aid programs you qualify for.
Call 1.833.SCI.TEXAS today to speak with one of our admissions representatives, who will be happy to schedule an appointment to answer all your questions and help match your personality to a specific career path.

“Southern Careers Institute is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.

Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road, Building 300,
Suite 325 Atlanta, GA 30350
(770) 396-3898 or (800) 917-2081″

Transfer students need to provide a transcript and detailed course descriptions to be eligible for credit transfer with SCI. Please be advised that the acceptance of credits from another school/state board is at the sole discretion of Southern Careers Institute.
If you are a student transferring from another school, you must provide a transcript and detailed course descriptions for review prior to starting school. Please be advised that the acceptance of credits from another school/state board is at the sole discretion of Southern Careers Institute.

Completion time varies by program. However, we can share that our program lengths average between 36-48 weeks. (with successful fulltime enrollment)

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