Name: Dr. Melanie Lawson
Role: Executive Director
Name: William J. Hamilton
Role: Programs Coordinator
Medical Assistant Program
This program is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare. This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Instruction includes among other things preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle. Students will review important topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology including proper lead placements, a professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare. This program includes 140 hours of classroom lecture and hands on labs and a clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare provider. To be eligible for the clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 140 hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements.
Note: Upon successful completion of this program, students would be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination.
Course Contact Hours: 140 hours + Clinical Externship
Student Tuition: $2,399 (includes all textbooks)
Tentative Course Schedule: Monday-Thursday 6pm-10pm (13 week course from September 8, 2014)
Clinical Externship Hours: 40 hours
For more information, please contact Program Coodinator William Hamilton at (713) 313-7489.
Please read the following refund policy as to regards for a refund for a course.
Texas Southern University reserves the right to change or cancel courses at anytime if the predetermined minimum enrollment is not attained. Notification of changes and cancellations will be made by email or telephone. In the event that a course for which you have registered is cancelled, you may transfer to another course or receive a full refund. Furthermore, a Full Refund can only be awarded if a student withdraws five business days prior to the first class meeting date or, as previously stated, if the class is cancelled. There are no partial refunds. Please allow up to 10-14 business days for the refund to process.