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Exciting, rewarding, and fun! These are just a few words that describe what it’s like being a Medical Clinical Assistant.

These caring professionals are often the first person a patient sees, making them a vital and valued members of the healthcare team.

At Western Technical College, our Medical/Clinical Assistant program will cross-train you for multiple medical positions, giving you a major advantage out in the workforce. You’ll learn everything from front and backend office duties to EKG monitoring and phlebotomy.

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Mission Statement: The mission of the Medical/Clinical Assistant faculty and staff at Western Technical College is to prepare competent entry level medical assistants with the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains needed in the medical community.

Learn From the Best: Our Medical/Clinical Assistant certificate program is taught by instructors who have years of Real World experience. Western Technical College’s instructors have updated certifications in the medical field.

Programmatic Accreditation: Aside from our institutional accreditation, the Medical/Clinical Assistant Program at Western Tech is also accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 9355-113th St. N. #7709, Seminole, FL 33775  Phone: 727-210-2350 Website: If needing to contact the institution/ program directly, please call Amanda Avila at 915- 279-2032 or email

2023 Annual Report MAERB

Flexible schedules: We offer a Fast Track Program so you can get your career started right away. Attend classes Monday – Friday from 8:30 -2:30 pm and complete your certification in 8 short months.

Calling all night owls! If attending during the day is not for you, that’s ok….we have NIGHT classes! Attend classes in the evening from 6pm-10pm and complete your certification in 12 months.

Hybrid Program: Does your lifestyle call for the convenience of online training? Our MCA program is a hybrid program that combines the elements of traditional face to face learning with the flexibility of online learning. 80% of your training will be in the classroom and 20% will be spent online. You’re virtually getting the best of both worlds!

Certifications: Having certifications in the health industry is a must and crucial to your success. We got you covered! While going through program, you will be eligible to take the following certification examinations through the National Healthcareer Association(NHA):

  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician
  • Certified EKG Technician
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Certified Medical Administrative Assistant

Internship Opportunities: Before you graduate, the time will come for you to put the skills you learned in the classroom and apply them in a Real World setting! As an Intern, you will have the opportunity to work hands on in a professional environment, network with other professionals in your field, explore different careers, and build your resume. You will have a dedicated Internship Coordinator that will personally work with you and many of our industry partners to provide you the exposure and experience you need to get ready for the Real World.


Medical or Clinical Assistant
Front and Back Office Assistant
Medical Receptionist
Lab Assistant
EKG Technician
Patient Care Technician

Occupational Risks
Medical Assisting is a profession with many rewards, as practitioners can perform both administrative and clinical services, filling several roles in a variety of healthcare environments.
Medical Assistants work directly with providers and patients, with the goal of providing healthcare and ensuring patient safety. It is a position with a great deal of responsibility.
As with healthcare positions, there are certain occupational risks that come into play with being a medical assistant, and those hazards include the following:

  • Exposure to infectious diseases
  • Sharp injuries
  • Latex allergies
  • Bloodborne pathogens and biological hazards


Equipped for Your Success

Dedicated classrooms for instruction
Exam tables
Phlebotomy and hemodialysis patient chairs
EKG machines
Fresenius 2008K hemodialysis machines
Weight and pediatric scales
Digital blood pressure cuffs
TV/Microscope monitor
Reverse Osmosis water treatment system
Loop Graft Practice Arms
Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter and Permanent Catheter practice models
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“We’ve had the opportunity to hire students from Western Tech for several years and it has never been a disappointment. Western Tech is a great school that offers great opportunities for students to achieve their career goals and we are satisfied to bring them on board.” – Karina Zuany HR Manager | Physicians Vascular Services

Additional Program and Outcomes Details

Additional Program and Outcomes Details can be found on our disclosures page.