Medical Assisting

The Medical Assisting Program at COM

About the Career

Often the first friendly face seen by patients, medical assistants guide patients throughout a clinic or hospital visit.

Taking vital signs, helping complete paperwork, recording patients’ symptoms and administering medication are among their varied roles.

About the Program

Prepare to succeed in a rapidly growing field with the College of the Mainland Medical Assisting Program.

In three semesters of hands-on classes you will learn anatomy and physiology, human disease and pathophysiology, medical terminology, medical insurance, medical law, pharmacology and administration of medicine, clinical procedures and laboratory procedures.

The COM Medical Assisting Program assists students in preparing for certification, either through the American Association of Certified Medical Assistants or the American Medical Technology Association.

Alumni are in demand immediately after graduation in hospitals, offices and clinics.

Why Choose the COM Medical Assisting Program?

  • Learn with state-of-the-art equipment including simulation manikins and an onsite clinical lab.
  • Faculty with real-world experience dedicate themselves to helping you succeed.
  • Internships in medical facilities such as University of Texas-Medical Branch can lead to job offers.
  • Afternoon or day classes make beginning school while working convenient.
  • 69.77% retention for 2016


The COM Medical Assisting Certificate Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

This organization can be contacted at: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs; 1361 Park Street; Clearwater, FL 33756; 727-210-2350.

From Our Graduates

“It’s given me a lot more confidence. It’s shown me I could do things that I really didn’t think I could do at my age again.”

— Crystal Hernandez

“This is one of the best moves I’ve ever made. It gives you confidence. It gets your foot in the door (and) a step into the nursing program.”

— James Thomas

James is an intern at University of Texas-Medical Branch.

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