Medical Clinical Assistant & X-ray Tech

If You Are Passionate About Helping People

It's not just nurses and doctors who help people when they need it most. Often the person that patients see first is the Medical or Clinical Assistant. You will experience the excitement of working in a clinic, doctor's office, or hospital, and the knowledge that you're making a difference. Our Medical Clinical Assistant with X-Ray Technology Program at Western Technical College cross-trains you for multiple medical positions, from front to backend office plus X-Ray technology. Training will prepare you for positions in handling billing, bookkeeping, drawing blood, performing hemodialysis and X-ray, and more.

As part of your Medical Clinical Assistant with X-Ray Technology Program, you will have the opportunity to do an internship in the medical industry to gain real-world experience before you even graduate.

Our Medical Clinical Assistant with X-Ray Technology Program is approved by the National Health Career Association/NHA for certification testing as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician, Certified EKG Technician, Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, Certified Medical Administrative Assistant, and Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist. Additionally, students may be eligible, after completion of the of the Non-certified X-Ray Technology course to register with the Texas Medical Board.

Certificate of Completion

Program: Medical Clinical Assistant with X-Ray Technology

Length: 34 weeks / 8.5 months daytime or 51 weeks / 12.75 months evenings. FLEXIBLE SCHEDULES

Learn Online & In the Classroom!

This program is approximately 80 percent classroom/hands-on training and 20 percent online.

In our Medical Clinical Assistant with X-Ray Technology Program, you will be trained for multiple medical positions. You will learn administrative skills such as medical terminology, billing and bookkeeping, Electronic Health Records/EHR, patient data collection, scheduling appointments, oral and written communication, HIPAA guidelines, and professionalism. You'll also develop clinical skills such as radiation safety and protection, handling radiographic equipment, performing X-rays, phlebotomy (blood drawing), monitoring EKGs, checking vital signs, basic pharmacology, fundamentals of hemodialysis, CPR, first-aid, and clinical laboratory.

Medical Clinical Assistant Specific Requirements:

Applicants requesting entry into the Medical Clinical Assistant with X-Ray Tech (MCA) program must exhibit a typing proficiency of 35 words per minute (WPM) and 98% accuracy. Applicants, who achieve less than 35 WPM and 98% accuracy, but not less than 15 WPM and 90% accuracy, will be allowed entrance into the MCA program provided they are able to elevate their typing speed to 35 WPM and 98% before they enter internship.  Applicants must adhere to the typing remediation requirements of the Medical Assistant with X-ray Technology program.

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Medical Clinical Assistant with X-Ray Technology

Program Courses* Include:

  •   Anatomy and Physiology
  •   Medical Clinical Assistant Fundamentals
  •   Phlebotomy
  •   Insurance and Bookkeeping
  •   ECG/CPR
  •   Fundamentals of Hemodialysis
  •   Fundamentals of X-Ray
  •   Internship Program


*This is a partial list of courses required in this program. For complete Medical Assistant with X-Ray Technology Program information, please refer to the school catalog.


Potential Career Opportunities upon Graduating from our Medical Clinical Assistant with X-Ray Technology Program

  •   Medical Clinical Assistant / Medical Assistant
  •   Front & Back Office Assistant
  •   Phlebotomist
  •   Medical Office Secretary
  •   Receptionist
  •   Nursing Assistant
  •   Lab Assistant
  •   EKG Technician
  •   Hemodialysis Technician
  •   Non Certified X-ray Technician

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Facilities

5 dedicated Medical/Clinical Assistant classrooms in Diana Campus

Equipment in classrooms:

  • Computers for each student
    • Microsoft Office
    • Live Electronic Health Records
  • 4 Exam tables
  • 12 Phlebotomy chairs
  • 6 Portable phlebotomy cabinets
  • 5 Hemodialysis Patient Chairs  
  • 3 Hematocrit machines    
  • 3 Centrifuges
  • 2 Autoclaves  
  • 3 Microscopes  
  • 4 EKG machines
  • 4 Weight Scales
  • 2 Pediatric scales  
  • 4 Digital Blood Pressure cuffs  
  • 1 TV/Microscope monitor
  • Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment System
  • 3 Fresenius 2008K Hemodialysis Machines 
  • 5 Loop Graft Practice Arms    
  • Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Practice Models   
  • Permanent Catheter Practice Mode l  
  • Other items:
    • Mayo stands, glucometers, thermometers, clickers, A1c machine, otoscope, nebulizers, TV – DVD unit, gooseneck lamp, various human anatomy models and posters, skeletons, overhead monitors, 4 sympodiums, male/female catheters models, CPR mannequins, various instruments, baby mannequins

8 dedicated Medical/Clinical Assistant classrooms in Plaza Campus

Equipment in classrooms:

  • Computers for each student
    • Microsoft Office
    • Live Electronic Health Records
  • 7 Exam tables
  • 12 Phlebotomy chairs
  • 6 Portable phlebotomy cabinets
  • 3 Hemodialysis Patient Chairs  
  • 5 Hematocrit machines    
  • 5 Centrifuges
  • 5 Autoclaves  
  • 5 Microscopes  
  • 4 EKG machines
  • 6 Weight Scales
  • 4 Pediatric scales  
  • 4 Digital Blood Pressure cuffs  
  • Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment System
  • 3 Fresenius 2008K Hemodialysis Machines 
  • 5 Loop Graft Practice Arms    
  • Peritoneal ...
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Tuition: $14,433.00
Fees: $100.00
Books & Supplies: 
$3,606.01
   
On-Time Graduation Rate (Full Time) (Plaza Campus): 
88.00%
On-Time Graduation Rate (Full Time) (Diana Campus):  81.00%

On-Time Graduation Rate (Part Time) (Plaza Campus):

100.00%

On-Time Graduation Rate (Part Time) (Diana Campus): 

75.00%

ACCSC Placement Rate (Full Time) (Plaza Campus):
80.00%
ACCSC Placement Rate (Full Time) (Diana Campus):  82.00%
ACCSC Placement Rate (Part Time) Plaza Campus):
100.00%
ACCSC Placement Rate (Part Time) (Diana Campus): 73.00%

TWC Employment Rate Diana:

TWC Employment Rate Plaza:

70.00%

82.00%


[i] Western Technical College does not have data on Private Educational Loans for the award year 2011 (07/01/2011 – 06/30/2012). Therefore the Median Loan Debt for this category is not available.

 

*Tuition, Fees, and Books & Supplies are subject to change at the discretion of Western Technical College.

Plaza Campus

Title IV Loans: $9,454.00
Private Educational Loans: N/A
Institutional Loans: N/A

 

Diana Campus

Title IV Loans: $9,276.00
Private Educational Loans: N/A
Institutional Loans: N/A

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CIP Code: 51.0801 Medical/Clinical Assistant
SOC# 31-9092.00 Medical Assistants

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