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Louisiana Technical College

Medical Assistant

CIP 510801
Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS)

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Description | Employment Opportunities | Cost

Mission and Program Description:

The mission of this program is to prepare students for employment in private and large group physician's offices, clinics, hospitals, medical records, laboratories and/ or insurance companies. Supervised/preceptor clinical activities are included.  Prior to clinical, the student must present CPR card for Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers.

Upon completion of this competency-based program, students are eligible to take the National Certification exam from the National Association for Health Professionals.

Length of Program:

30 Semester Credit Hours

Education Requirements:

High School Diploma or GED

Placement Exam Scores: Spring 2008 Program Placement Score Chart (PDF)
CTS (Fall 07)

COMPASS Scores: Read 70; Math 36; Engl./Writ. 33
ACT Scores: Read 15; Math 16; Engl./Writ. 14

Approximate Total Cost of Books and Supplies:

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Certification: Nationally Registered Certified Medical Assistant

The objectives of the Medical Assistant program are as follows:

  • To offer competency based curriculum in the medical assistant field that includes basic body structure and function; law and ethics, administrative and clinical procedures, pharmacology, and professionalism needed for success on the job.
  • To provide skills training and clinical experiences necessary to secure employment in the health care industry and make immediate and future decisions regarding job choices and educational growth. 
  • To provide continuing education opportunities for employees seeking upgrade training in the medical assistant field.
  • To provide re-training opportunities for displaced workers within the region.





An application or re-application fee and a testing fee per component are charged for each Application for Admission submitted.

Tuition is paid by the semester. (SEE - Tuition and Fees) Students are also required to purchase books and supplies separately. Contact your host campus for a complete projected cost of this program.

The college accepts cash, personal and company checks, MasterCard or Visa for all fees. A percentage of tuition and fees are refundable up to the tenth day of instruction. No refund will be made after the tenth day.