College introducing Saturday medical assisting classes
Rob Vanya, August 21, 2012
HOUSTON — To provide flexibility for the busy work and school schedules of students, San Jacinto College’s medical assisting program is introducing Saturday classes at the North Campus.
Three medical assisting classes will be offered on Saturdays for the Fall 2012 term – Medical Terminology from 9 a.m. to 10:50 a.m., Human Disease/Pathophysiology from 11 a.m. to 12:50 p.m., and Anatomy and Physiology from 1 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.
Graduates of the College’s medical assisting program earn a technical certificate in a three-semester format that includes internships. Medical assistants perform both administrative and clinical duties in hospitals, clinics, and doctors offices. Because they are versatile and perform a wide range of duties, demand is high for well-trained medical assistants. “We have a very high job placement rate for graduates of our program,” commented Anna Bennett, medical assisting professor at the North Campus.
The American Association of Medial Assistants provides the following information about average gross salaries for full-time medical assistants in the Texas region: 0-2 years experience: $24,882; 3-5 years: $27,882; 6-9 years: $30,123; 10-15 years: $32,539; 16-plus years: $35,882.
The medical assisting program will host an orientation session on Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 6 p.m., on the North Campus, located at 5800 Uvalde Road in room N7.123.
Registration for the Fall 2012 semester continues at all three San Jacinto Colleges until the first day of classes on Aug. 27. To find out how to apply, please visit www.sanjac.edu/first-steps.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.
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