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Medical Assistant Diploma Program

Grand Prairie, TX

Prepare for a new career sooner than you think

Medical Assistants are often the first person a patient interacts with when they visit the doctor's office. They play key roles in delivering quality care. Medical assistants support both the physician in running their practice, as well as aid in caring for patients. A special and diverse health care career choice.

Provide Clinical and Administrative Support in Medical Offices

  • Gain skills to provide administrative support and basic clinical care in our diploma program.
  • Learn computer applications, medical billing, how to take vital signs and samples from patients, and more.
  • Complete your diploma in as few as 8-months.
  • Choose from two convenient campus locations in the Metroplex: Dallas or Grand Prairie.

Career Overview

Medical assistants help prepare patients for their appointments, gather and send lab samples, and help run the medical office, handling referrals appointments, payment, record-keeping and ordering supplies.

Program Overview

The Concorde Medical Assistant diploma program at the Grand Prairie campus offers both the clinical and administrative skills you need to pursue career opportunities in private practices, group practices, hospital departments and more. You can earn your diploma in as few as 8-months.  

Get ready for a career path with a healthy future, with our hands-on training that will cover topics ranging from office skills to basic clinical care. You will gain the skills to help physicians run their practices with attention spent on computer applications, medical billing, patient processing, as well as practice with phlebotomy and EKG skills-training. 

Take the Next Step Now

Does a career as a medical assistant sound exciting? Contact Concorde Grand Prairie today to learn if our diploma program is right for you!

  1. **Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for medical assistants 2022-2032 Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.




National Employment Demand (2022-2032)


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Medical Assistant Program Coursework

The medical assistant diploma program at Concorde's Dallas campus covers computer applications, medical record keeping, and clinical skills including blood draws, vital sign measurement and more. You’ll also learn to collect and prepare samples for lab testing. You can complete this diploma program in as few as 8-months of study.

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pathology
  • Body Systems
  • Medical Terminology
  • Venipuncture
  • Medical Front Office Procedures
  • Laboratory Diagnostic Procedures
  • EKG


Lab Hours

Practice On-Campus

Students will complete on-campus labs including simulations and patient care settings. 


Externship Hours

Real-World Application

Taking what you've learned in the classroom and practiced in a lab will culminate with real-world application through health care site rotation(s).

Medical Assistant Program Delivered with Blended Learning

Concorde's approach to delivering a hands-on career focused medical assistant program leverages a blended learning model. You will complete some coursework and lab assignments conveniently online. With support from a dedicated online success coach to help you get accustomed to virtual learning.

Additionally you will visit the campus to apply theory to practice in simulation labs. With guidance from instructors with real-world experience you will practice taking vital signs, patient information, blood, EKG and other procedures.

The third element of Concorde's blended learning model is practical hands-on application in a health care setting. - the Externship Experience. Your externship experience provides  a variety of cases and medical professional interactions - helping you better prepare for a career as a medical assistant.

  1. Externships are a non-paid in-person learning experience, who's length and location may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee externship placement, graduation, post-externship employment or salary outcomes.

Career Outlook

Primary Duties of a Medical Assistant Include:

  • Taking patient histories and vital signs (blood pressure, etc.)
  • Entering data into patient records
  • Handling administrative tasks, such as scheduling appointments and calling in referrals
  • Keeping supply inventories in treatment rooms and the office stocked
  • Gathering blood or other samples and preparing them for laboratory tests
  • Assisting doctors or nurses during examinations
  • Administering basic clinical tasks, such as cleaning and dressing wounds


Projected national job demand for medical assistants from 2022-2032 

Medical Assistant Projected Job Growth

Job demand for medical assistants is projected to grow over the next 10-years.

Administrative Responsibilities of a Medical Assistant Can Include:

  • Scheduling and receiving patients
  • Preparing and maintaining medical records
  • Performing basic secretarial skills and medical transcription
  • Handling telephone inquiries and written correspondence

Address and Hours

Grand Prairie Campus

3015 West Interstate 20
Grand Prairie, Texas 75052

PH: (469) 532-0088
FX: (469) 348-2580

Campus Hours of Operation

Monday8 am - 7 pm
Tuesday8 am - 7 pm
Wednesday8 am - 7 pm
Thursday8 am - 7 pm
Friday8 am - 7 pm
Saturday9 am - 1 pm

Financial Aid

As part of our commitment to your success, Concorde ensures that you have access to comprehensive information and guidance in navigating the financial aid process. Concorde offers financial aid and scholarship programs to those who qualify.


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  1. Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.

  2. Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.

  3. Financial aid is available to those who qualify but may not be available for all programs. Concorde does not guarantee financial aid or scholarship awards or amounts.

  4. Clinical hour requirements and delivery may vary by campus location and may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee clinical site assignments based upon student preference or geographic convenience; nor do clinical experiences guarantee graduation, post-clinical employment or salary outcomes.

  5. Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take these exams, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.