Medical Assisting Program

The Medical Assisting program is designed to prepare students to function as professionals in multiple healthcare settings. Medical assistants perform various clinical tasks including assisting with minor procedures, performing an EKG electrocardiogram, obtaining laboratory specimens for testing, educating patients, and other related tasks. Job opportunities are prevalent with physician's offices, medical and care clinics, chiropractor's offices, hospitals and outpatient facilities.

This program covers the following key areas and topics:

  • Clinical responsibilities of the medical office assistant - assisting the physician with patient related care;
  • Preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine procedures and diagnostic testing;
  • HIPAA, patient confidentiality, legal aspects of healthcare and regulatory patient care issues;
  • Recording and taking of vital signs, blood pressure, and other patient care items related to the physician office visit;
  • Review of medications and allergies;
  • Laboratory procedures, including phlebotomy, venipunctures and capillary sampling, and the proper techniques required to collect specimens for laboratory analysis and point of care testing; and,
  • Cardiology and the proper placement of leads when taking a 12 lead EKG.

In addition to facilitating entry-level clinical medical assisting related positions, this course is ideal for students interested in pursuing Nursing (LPN) or a Nursing (RN) program.


LSCO Admission
Medical Assisting Program Requirements
Graduation Requirements
Certification Requirements

Degree Plans

Medical Assisting Level 1 Certificate (CERT)


Schedule of Courses, Syllabi, and Faculty Vitae Lookup
Course Catalog and Course Descriptions
Frequently Asked Questions
Estimated Expenses
Licensing Requirements - Texas House Bill 1508

Contact Us

For inquiries or additional information, please contact us. 

Program Director:
Jessica Montgomery
Phone: (409) 882-3980
Fax: (409) 883-9960
Allied Health Building, Room 232

Administrative Assistant II
Brandy Mobbs

Phone: (409) 882-3344
Fax: (409) 883-9960
Stark Nursing Classroom Building, Room 104A