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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 nine 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 nine-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!

     
    *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. 
    **Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for medical assistants 2020-2030 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.
    Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.
    ᶛ 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. 

    9* Mo

    Program Length

    18%**

    National Employment Demand (2020-2030)

    26.0

    Credit Hours

    240

    Lab Hours

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    Have an Associate Degree in Healthcare?
    Currently Licensed Dental Hygienist?
    Currently a Licensed Surgical Technologist?
    Currently a Registered Nurse (RN)?
    Currently a LDA or RDA?

    Curriculum

    The medical assistant diploma program at Concorde Grand Prairie 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 program in as few as nine-months of study.*

    • Anatomy and Physiology
    • Pathology
    • Body Systems
    • Medical Terminology
    • Medical Front Office Procedures
    • Venipuncture
    • Laboratory Diagnostic Procedures
    • EKG
     
    *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. 
    Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.
    ᶛ 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

    As more people seek health care, doctors’ offices and other medical practices should need more medical assistants.

     
    **Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for medical assistants 2020-2030 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.

    The 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

    Administrative responsibilities can include:

    • Scheduling and receiving patients
    • Preparing and maintaining medical records
    • Performing basic secretarial skills and medical transcription
    • Handling telephone inquiries and written correspondence
    • Serving as a liaison between physicians and other individuals

    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.

    Accreditation

    Accreditation and licensure are an important part of an academic institution’s operation. Visit our Accreditations and Licensure page for more details about our accreditations and licensure.