Houston Community College at Missouri City offers medical assistant program


Houston Community College has a strong medical assistant program, said Cynthia Lundgren, the program’s director. Although clinical procedures are taught at the HCC-Coleman College in Houston because of its laboratory facilities, classes such as anatomy and physiology are taught at the Missouri City campus.

As part of the program, students are required to complete 240 hours of external learning experience, treating patients in a professional setting.

“Students are taking a review course at the same time that they are out there in the field,” Lundgren said. “For the credentialing exam, you need to not only have the book knowledge, but you also have to have the practicum experience.”

Medical assistants fulfill a wide range of roles from administering injections and tests to performing administration tasks, Lundgren said.

“We are producing caring, competent medical assistants,” she said.

Houston Community College-Missouri City

1600 Texas Parkway, Missouri City
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Sun.

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Renee Yan
Renee Yan graduated May 2017 from the University of Texas in Arlington with a degree in journalism and joined Community Impact as a reporter in July. She covers education, local government, business developments, and other issues for Sugar Land, Missouri City, and Fort Bend County.
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