Medical Assisting

Medical assistants play an essential role in allied health by supporting everyday medical procedures and ensuring patients receive quality care. Take the first step toward an exciting new career with hands-on medical assistant training from The School of Medical Assisting at Delta Technical College (DTC)!

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Daytime and evening classes available



Hands-On Focused

Labs designed to simulate real medical work environments

9 months training

Accelerated Training

Complete your medical assistant training in just 9 months

Experienced Instructors

Experienced Instructors

All medical assisting instructors have real-world experience

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Evening Classes

Evening Classes Available

Flexible class times that work for your busy schedule

Employment Preparation

Employment Preparation

No general education courses required, students will learn the skills required for entry-level employment

Lifetime Job Placement

Lifetime Job Placement

Career counseling & job placement assistance is available to all qualified graduates

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The School of Medical Assisting at Delta Technical College

The Medical Assisting Program teaches you the skills you need to play a supporting role in the healthcare industry as a medical assistant! Common medical assistant duties include assisting with EKGs and x-rays, preparing the patient for physical exams, assisting the physician with minor surgical procedures, and sterilizing instruments. In some work settings, the medical assistant is expected to effectively handle administrative office procedures such as billing, coding, scheduling, insurance claims, and electronic record keeping.

The Medical Assisting Program at Delta Tech (DTC) is taught by instructors with real-world experience in the medical field. Medical assistant classes at DTC include a combination of hands-on lab instruction and classroom training. The Medical Assisting Program concludes with an externship that gives you in-the-field experience in a medical facility such as physician’s office, chiropractor’s office, or podiatrist’s office or clinic.


Body Organization & Systems | Billing & Coding | Office Management | Phlebotomy | Externship

The instructors at DTC’s medical assistant trade school bring real-world experience to the classroom and lab. Through hands-on instruction, you’ll be trained in both clinical & administrative duties, including:

  • Assisting with physical exams, EKGs, X-ray procedures & first aid
  • Performing routine lab tests
  • Administering medications (as directed by a physician)
  • Understanding Integrated Electronic Health Records, HIPAA compliance & insurance coding

Medical Assistant Certification

For medical assistant certification, DTC prepares students to take the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) National Medical Assistant (NCMA) Certification Exam.

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Financial Assistance

DTC Financial Aid

DTC’s Financial Aid Team provides personalized support to students applying for federal financial aid and help with understanding all the funding options, including scholarship opportunities.

Scholarship Opportunities

DTC Scholarships

DTC is here to help you attain the funding you need to take the next step in your education. DTC’s Financial Aid Team can help match you with scholarship opportunities you may qualify for.

Medical Assisting Careers

At DTC’s school for medical assistants, you’ll gain the foundational skills you need to start an entry-level career in this growing field. The Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates employment of medical assistants to grow 16% from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations (5%). They project about 123,000 openings for medical assistants each year over the decade. 

At DTC’s medical assistant programs in Mississippi, you’ll develop the skills you need to work in a wide variety of medical facilities, including physicians’, chiropractors’, or podiatrists’ offices and clinics. Medical assistant career advancement is also possible. After completing your medical assisting training, you may choose to specialize in one area of the medical field, for example geriatrics, pediatrics, or dermatology. Medical assistant training at DTC prepares you for a rewarding new career and gives you the skills you need to succeed!

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Find accredited medical assistant programs near you at one of DTC’s two Mississippi campus locations.

Medical Assisting Program Overview

Find a medical assistant trade school near you at DTC! Here’s what you can expect from hands-on medical assisting training at Delta Technical College (DTC):

9 months (35 weeks)
Daytime and evening classes available
765 clock hours (includes 225 externship hours) / 135 additional outside clock hours
26.5 semester credits


The responsibilities of a medical assistant are influenced by their speciality and work setting. Administrative duties might include answering phones, greeting patients, managing patient medical records, managing appointment scheduling, and making arrangements for hospital admissions and laboratory services. Clinical responsibilities generally include recording medical history, taking vitals, addressing treatment procedures to patients, and preparing them for exams. DTC’s medical assistant classes provide hands-on experience in these areas to prepare you for entry-level career opportunities. 

For more information, check out: Pros & Cons of a Medical Assistant Career

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the median annual wage for medical assistants was $37,190 as of May 2021. While BLS data indicates that salaries are higher for medical assistants working in outpatient care centers or hospitals, annual wages are dependent upon several factors including location and patient populations.

After completing medical assistant training at DTC, you can pursue entry-level positions at working environments such as a physician, chiropractor, and/or podiatrist’s office or clinic.

For more information, check out: What Does a Medical Assistant Do?

As the healthcare industry continues to grow from increased populations and advancements in medical assistant technology, medical assistants are increasingly in demand. The U.S. BLS forecasts employment opportunities for medical assistants to increase 16% from 2021 to 2031.

For more information on DTC program costs, please contact Financial Aid or visit Tuition & Cost.

Enrollment & Outcomes

Enrollment and outcome information for all Mississippi-based campuses and the ACCSC annual reports for each program can be found in Adobe PDF format. Please note, all programs are not offered at all campuses. For more information, visit the Medical Assisting Program Enrollment & Outcomes.

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  • DTC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC).
  • DTC is approved by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in federally-funded financial aid programs.
Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges

Delta Technical College is licensed by the Mississippi Commission on Proprietary Schools and College Registration, Certificate No. C-624. Licensure indicates only that minimum standards have been met; it is not an endorsement or guarantee of quality. Delta Technical College is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

Licensure indicates only that minimum standards have been met; it is not an endorsement or guarantee of quality.

Delta Technical College is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.