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Medical Assistant


Thank you for stopping by! The Workforce Medical Assistant program can be completed in 20 weeks and is being offered as a hybrid program.  Seating is limited based on available clinical space.


The Workforce Medical Assistant Program provides students with the knowledge and skills to prepare them to work in physician’s offices and clinics performing both administrative and clinical skills.  The program includes instruction in reviewing and recording patient histories and clinical data, patient care, investigative and examination procedures, diagnostic procedures, data analysis and documentation, physician consultation, equipment operation and monitoring, and professional standards and ethics

Students participate in preceptorship activities at:

  • Local clinics
  • Local Physician’s offices
  • Local Hospitals
  • Urgent Care Facilities


Acceptance to Fletcher Technical Community College does not guarantee acceptance into the Workforce Medical Assistant program. Seats are offered based on application date.

Admission requirements:

  • High School Diploma/GED/HiSET
  • 18 years of age
  • Clear background check

Things to consider before applying to the Workforce Medical Assistant program:

  • Students must submit a background check from Louisiana State Police. For a detailed list of convictions that bar employment of unlicensed persons in Louisiana please click here.
  • Students admitted into the program must pass random drug screen(s).
  • Required immunizations are 2 MMR shots (measles, mumps, and rubella), a current tetanus – diphtheria (TD) shot within the last 10 years.
  • Hep B series must be started.
  • Flu vaccination or waiver
  • COVID vaccination or exemption
  • Physical Exam
  • Current TB test
  • Hold Harmless Agreement
  • Proof of Health Insurance

The Workforce Medical Assistant program is a noncredit Workforce Course. The tuition for the program is $2000. You can find the Workforce Medical Assistant cost sheet under LINKS for a breakdown of costs associated with the program. This is not a financial aid eligible program. Students must pay tuition upon registration unless notified otherwise. Students may apply for funding through the MJ Foster Promise Program (MJ Foster Promise) and/or the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) and receive aid if they meet eligibility requirements.

Salary Outlook

**This program has a clinical component to complete the program.  Please be advised that Fletcher’s Nursing and Allied Health faculty members work closely with many clinical sites to provide an optimal clinical experience for all of its students. Fletcher must follow policies and guidelines set forth by programmatic accreditation boards as well as hospital policies. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we must abide by the federal, state, local, college and health care facility mandates. At this time, your program completion date is dependent upon our ability to enter and complete training in clinical facility. Fletcher’s faculty and administration will work with all of our partners to complete clinical hours in a safe and timely manner when possible.  We thank you for choosing Fletcher for your career goals and look forward to working with you to achieve success. We appreciate your flexibility as we continue to adapt.


Tina Templet