Health Program

 Medical Assisting Technology

A Medical Assistant is a valuable member of the healthcare team. They perform daily administrative tasks as well as assisting in minor clinical procedures to keep doctor's offices, hospitals, clinics and other healthcare facilities running smoothly. According to the United States Department of Labor, the Medical Assistant profession is expected to be one of the fastest growing occupations over the next ten years.

 

This program prepares students to be multi-tasked members of the health care team in a clinic, physician’s office or other medical facilities. Administrative competencies train the students in medical and legal issues, professionalism, communication skills, safety, medical equipment maintenance, computing, bookkeeping, and in medical office skills. Clinical competencies train the student to work in direct patient care. Students are trained to handle specimens, draw blood, give medications, and give immunizations. Clinical classes include anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, laboratory procedures, electrocardiology, and phlebotomy. Students will have the opportunity to become certified phlebotomists.

 

In our program, you can complete certificate programs in Certified Medical Assisting as well as complete the two-year associate degree program. Graduates of the CMA certificate option and AAS graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination through the AAMA and/or AMT.

 

The Medical Assisting program is fully accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants’ Endowment.

For More Information contact:

Norma Ornelas

Program Coordinator

RG, Room B300 B

nornelas@epcc.edu

(915) 831-4139

 Information

Salary Range
El Paso: $25,599 - $29,970
State of TX: $30,421 - $35,616

Career Ladder Mobility
CMA, A.A.S

Duration of program
Certificate: 3 semesters
A.A.S: 2 years


 Program Information

Medical_Assisting_Technology.pdfMedical_Assisting_Technology
2016 Annual Report MAERB.pdf2016 Annual Report MAERB

 ‭(Hidden)‬ 2016 Annual Report MAERB:

The 2016 Annual Report MAERB reflects that for the 5 year weighted average, 100% of Employers expressed Satisfaction with the preparation of graduates of the medical assisting program.


Year Employer Satisfaction

>=80%

2015

100.00%

2014

100.00%

2013

100.00%

2012

100.00%

2011

100.00%

Year Graduate Satisfaction

>=80%

2015

100.00%

2014

100.00%

2013

100.00%

2012

100.00%

2011

100.00%


The 2016 Annual Report MAERB reflects that for the 5 year weighted average, 100% of graduates were expressed satisfaction with the program outcomes.

Year Graduate Satisfaction


The 2016 Annual Report MAERB reflects that for the 5 year weighted average, 100% of graduates were expressed satisfaction with the program outcomes.

Year Graduate Satisfaction


Cohort Year
2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

>=80% Threshold
100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%