Medical Assistant

Our Medical Assistant program is a great way to begin your career in healthcare. Medical Assistants draw blood, give life-saving medicine, and help mend our loved ones.

Whether you want to work in a physician's office, clinic, hospital, or laboratory, or behind the scenes in insurance or medical records, SoLAcc will prepare you for life as a Medical Assistant after graduation.


  • The program starts in the Fall at our Crowley, Ville Platte, Abbeville, New Iberia, Opelousas, and Franklin campuses.
  • Some courses have prerequisites, which must be completed before enrolling into upper level courses and continuing in the program.
  • Upon completion of this program, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Certification exam for Medical Assistants.
  • Supervised and/or preceptor based clinical externships are included. 


Graduates completing the Technical Diploma and/or Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assistant master:

  • Anatomy & Physiology Principles
  • MA Law & Ethics
  • Administrative & Clinical Procedures
  • Pharmacology
  • Coding & Insurance Procedures
  • Electrocardiography
  • Phlebotomy
  • Nurse Aid training
  • Skills training and clinical experience necessary to secure employment in the healthcare industry

Average Salary: $31,890
(Bureau of Labor Statistics, Louisiana Average Salary 2022)

Program Requirements

  • Submit a history and physical examination report certifying student is physically and emotionally fit for the program.
  • Provide recent (less than one year) TB skin test or chest x-ray.
  • Submit proof of current immunizations.
  • Pass a background check and a drug screen.
  • Possess a CPR card for Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers
  • Purchase the required class and clinical uniform(s), and supplies as outlined by the instructor.
  • Adhere to HIPAA and other confidentiality clauses involving client care or clinical training.
  • Arrange transportation to clinical sites, any additional trainings, or any extra-curricular activities.


Christy Langlinais

Instructor, Program Coordinator, Allied Health-Medical Assistant

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