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1819 N. Main St.
San Antonio TX, 78212

What is the Medical Assisting program? 

A program to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains.

What will I learn? 

You will learn both the administrative and clinical procedures required to be performed in the physician's office. The student will learn manual scheduling, bookkeeping, medical records maintenance, and medical insurance claims. In addition, the medical assistant will be able to  function within a computerized office management system performing scheduling, billing, collections and electronic medical records. Clinically you will learn and perform EKGs, urinalysis, phlebotomy, injections, assisting with minor surgery, casting, wound care, eye/ear irrigation, urinary catheterization, vital signs, pulmonary functions tests, measuring infants and much more.  

What can I do with this course of study? 

The program offers  a Certificate Level II and an Associate of Applied Science degree. Medical Assistants can work in a variety of health care settings. The most common is in a physician's office. This occupation is predicted to be in high demand through 2025. Median salary for the San Antonio area is $32,833,  and a Texas median salary of $32,833 with a maximum of $37,842.

What's special about the program? 

In 1969 SAC's program became the first accredited medical assisting program in the United States. Through personalized instruction, practice, performance and our state of the art facility, students have stepped out of the classroom and into an actual clinic with minimal transition from student to employee. Our graduates are eligible and encouraged to take the CMA (AAMA) or RMA (AMT) national credentialing exam for medical assistants. Our graduates maintain a very high pass rate on these exams. The Medical Assisting Associate in Applied Science degree program and Certificate Level ll Medical Assisting program are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board.
 Five-Year Weighted Outcome for AAS and Certificate Level II

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs:
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

Ph# 727-210-2350
Fax# 727-210-2354

Fall Spring Summer 2018 Booklist (pdf)

Medical Assisting Application 


The open application period is from Sept. 1 to April 1st of every year.  

Please note prior to attending the mandatory informational session the following must be completed:
1. Complete
Apply Texas prior to your Medical Assisting informational session.
2. You MUST be fully enrolled in San Antonio College. Where do I begin? AlamoENROLL Click here
Click here to complete the Online Medical Assisting Application for consideration.
4. You must attend one of the mandatory informational session

                    Friday,  May 4, 2018,  3:00pm at NAHC 135

                    Friday,  March 2, 2018, 3:00pm at NAHC 135                                      

                    Friday,  November 17, 2017, 9:00am at NAHC 135

After the informational session , each student will be advised individually.  Plan your time accordingly; sessions may last all day.  



A positive criminal background may prevent you from being accepted into the Medical Assisting program.  All applicants with a positive criminal background report must request a waiver from the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) (  

For assistance, please contact: 

Anna Johnson, CAE
Associate Executive Director and Certification Director
20 N. Wacker Drive #1575
Chicago, IL 60606

  Also, please keep in mind that when you request a waiver you will need the following: 

  1. A written explanation of the events regarding the incident(s). This should include any special circumstances (such as age of the applicant at the time of the incident[s]) as well as any life changes since the incident(s);    
  2. Copies of official documentation related incident(s), including police report showing the initial charges, court documentation outlining sentencing requirements or documentation showing how the case was resolve.  
  3. Successful completion of parole or probation requirements  
  4. At least two written references by individuals other than your family and friends.   
  5. Any criminal history since the incident occurred.   



Contact Information

Cheryl Startzell, MA, CMA (AAMA)
Chairperson, Allied Health and Kinesiology

Luis Vegamaldonado, MHA, REEGT, RPSGT, RMA, EMT
Program Coordinator, Medical Assisting

Nursing Allied Health Complex