Get Started in the Medical Assisting Program

 

Are you ready to take the next step? Learn more about what you need to do to get started in the Medical Assisting program.

What To Know Before You Start

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Completing the application, meeting with an advisor, attending orientation, registering for classes...
these are all part of the college admissions process.

 

Criminal Background Check and Drug Testing

All students enrolled in Health Occupations programs are required by Dallas/Fort Worth Hospital Council member facilities to undergo a criminal background check and drug testing prior to beginning their clinical experience.

 

How to Get Started in El Centro’s Medical Assisting Program for College Credit

El Centro's Medical Assisting program admits 20 to 30 students each Fall and Spring semester.

There are two official filing periods per calendar year:

  • Jan. 1-May 31 for the Fall semester (notification letters are mailed by June 15)
  • Aug. 1-Oct. 31 for the Spring semester (notification letters are mailed by Nov. 15)

Before applying to one of the Specialized Imaging Programs, you must complete the entire Specialized Imaging Core Curriculum, which comprises selected general education support courses and health care-related courses that introduce the theory and application of health care concepts.

Admission Requirements, Information Packets and Information Sessions

Get complete information on admission requirements and application instructions in the Medical Assisting Information packet.

El Centro College's health occupation information sessions are offered online. Please download a program information packet before viewing the online information session.