Medical Assisting Admissions

Medical Assisting Admissions Staff


Official Application Filing Period

The Medical Assisting program is a Fall-entry only program with limited enrollment (24). The open application period starts September 1 of every year.

Application Process 

Acceptance to the Medical Assisting program is considered with the completion of all three phases below and with a competitive ranking process with particular attention given to timely submission of required paperwork and grade point average (GPA).

Phase I 

  • Apply & Enroll in San Antonio College

    Applicants for the Medical Assisting program MUST be fully enrolled in San Antonio College. 

    First submit your application for admission through the Apply Texas website.

    Then follow the step-by-step enrollment process found in Admissions & Aid / How to Apply.

  • Meet the Course Requirements

    In addition to meeting the general admission requirements of San Antonio College, students desiring fall admission into the Medical Assisting program must:

    For Medical Assisting, A.A.S:
    • Complete the following entry-level skills courses:
      1.  TSI ready
      2.  MATH 0320 - Intermediate Algebra
      3.  MDCA 1313 - Medical Terminology (recommended)
    • Accrue a GPA of 2.50 
    For Medical Assisting, Level II Certificate:
    • Complete the following entry-level skills courses:
            1.  TSI ready
            2.  MATH 0410 or higher
            3.  MDCA 1313 - Medical Terminology (recommended)
    • Accrue a GPA of 2.50


  • Apply to the Medical Assisting program

    Complete and submit the online application before the deadline for consideration.

     Medical Assisting Application 

  • Attend Orientation

    You must attend one of the following mandatory informational sessions

    • Wednesday, February 5, 2020 from 3pm-5pm
    • Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 3pm-5pm
    • Wednesday, April 15, 2020 from 3pm-5pm
    • Wednesday, May 6, 2020 from 3pm-5pm
    • Location-Nursing Allied Health Complex (NAHC)
    • RM#135

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

Phase II

Submission of the following by the specified deadline (provided by the Program):

  • A completed program health assessment packet which includes a history and physical assessment (physical exam), Technical Standards Form, proof of immunizations i.e., DPT, Td booster (current within 10 years), MMR, varicella, bacterial meningitis (<22 years of age), hepatitis series, and current TB screen (within 1 year)
  • Background check and drug screen utilizing Alamo Colleges contracted vendors
  • Proof of an approved CPR course "C" (adult, infant, child) taken through the American Heart Association. Must be provided prior to the start of MDCA 2267 Practicum (capstone).
Phase III

Students completing Phases 1-2 and who have presented their completed packets to the Program, will receive notification by e-mail from the Program office of their status.

If selected, applicant MUST attend the orientation meeting in the summer prior to registration for classes.

PLEASE NOTE: 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:
Katie Gottwaldt
Director of Certification
20 N. Wacker Drive #1575
Chicago, IL 60606

Also, please keep in mind that when you request a waiver you'll 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.

Program Textbook List

New TEXTBOOKLISTS -spring- summer- fall 2020.pdf

Contact Us

Luis Vegamaldonado

Program Coordinator, Medical Assisting
Nursing Allied Health Complex (NAHC-134)