Medical Assistant Technology

Advisory Committee Members

Olga Gabriel, MPH, Director McAllen Campus, Health Science Center, Texas A & M University, McAllen
Martin Garza, MD, DLC Pediatric Center, Edinburg
Petra Treviño, El Milagro Clinic, McAllen
Martha Leos, Education Supervisor, Access Esperanza Clinics, McAllen
Jessica I. Salinas, Director of Student Affairs, Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance
Delia Martinez, Clinic Administrator, Samuel Garcia, Jr., MD, McAllen
Nereyda Fiala, MA, Samuel Garcia, Jr., MD, McAllen
Azucena Molina, MA, Maria R. Guajardo, MD, McAllen
Debra Franco, South Texas Juvenile Diabetes Association

Medical Assistant Technology Certificate

TSI LIABLE

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I 3
MDCA 1321 Administrative Procedures 3
MDCA 1343 Medical Insurance 3
MDCA 1205 Medical Law and Ethics 2
POFM 1400 Basic Medical Coding 4
MDCA 1166 Practicum I 1
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
MDCA 1309
Anatomy & Physiology for Medical Assistants
or Anatomy and Physiology for Allied Health
3
MDCA 1302 Human Disease/Pathophysiology 3
MDCA 1352 Medical Assistant Laboratory Procedures 3
PLAB 1223 Phlebotomy for Medical Assistants 2
MDCA 1167 Practicum II 1
 Credit Hours12
Third Semester
ECRD 1111 Electrocardiography 1
MDCA 1348 Pharmacology and Administration of Medications 3
MDCA 1317 Procedures in a Clinical Setting 3
PSYC 2301
General Psychology
or Lifespan Growth and Development
3
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Speech Communication  
Public Speaking  
Interpersonal Communications  
Business and Professional Communication  
MDCA 1154 Medical Assisting Credentialing Exam Review 1
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours42

Medical Office Specialist Certificate

Gainful Employment (https://www.southtexascollege.edu/ge/Medical-Office-Specialist/index.html)

TSI EXEMPT

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I 3
MDCA 1321 Administrative Procedures 3
MDCA 1343 Medical Insurance 3
MDCA 1205 Medical Law and Ethics 2
POFM 1400 Basic Medical Coding 4
MDCA 1166 Practicum I 1
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours16

Medical Assistant Technology Associate of Applied Science

TSI LIABLE

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I 3
MDCA 1321 Administrative Procedures 3
MDCA 1343 Medical Insurance 3
MDCA 1205 Medical Law and Ethics 2
POFM 1400 Basic Medical Coding 4
MDCA 1166 Practicum I 1
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
MDCA 1309
Anatomy & Physiology for Medical Assistants
or Anatomy and Physiology for Allied Health
3
MDCA 1302 Human Disease/Pathophysiology 3
MDCA 1352 Medical Assistant Laboratory Procedures 3
PLAB 1223 Phlebotomy for Medical Assistants 2
MDCA 1167 Practicum II 1
 Credit Hours12
Summer Session I
Math and Natural Sciences Elective 1 3-4
Select one of the following:
 
Anatomy and Physiology I  
Anatomy and Physiology II  
College Algebra  
Contemporary Mathematics  
 Credit Hours3-4
Third Semester
ECRD 1111 Electrocardiography 1
MDCA 1348 Pharmacology and Administration of Medications 3
MDCA 1317 Procedures in a Clinical Setting 3
PSYC 2301
General Psychology 1
or Lifespan Growth and Development
3
Select one of the following: 1 3
Introduction to Speech Communication  
Public Speaking  
Interpersonal Communications  
Business and Professional Communication  
MDCA 1154 Medical Assisting Credentialing Exam Review 1
 Credit Hours14
Fourth Semester
Humanities Elective 1 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 1 3
SPAN 1411 Beginning Spanish I for Non-Spanish Speakers 4
POFM 2310 Intermediate Medical Coding 3
MDCA 2266 CAPSTONE: Practicum III 2
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours60-61