Associate in Applied Science, 60 Credits
This program is designed to train Medical Administrative Assistants to perform many of the same functions as the medical secretary plus office supervisory responsibilities such as coordinating and scheduling activities, managing the release of information, document storage and retrievals systems, and purchasing supplies.
The AAS degree is a combination of technical and liberal arts credits designated by the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. This Laptop Advantage program provides hands-on training with computer equipment and software you are likely to use in the workplace. Your training will include digital dictation, which is the most current technology used for patient care. You can look forward to individual attention with our excellent teacher-to-student ratio.
The AAS degree option provides transferable general education credits that can be used toward continued education or degree. You will enhance your employment and career opportunities by gaining familiarity with the software you are likely to use in the workplace and preparation of medical reports. You will gain skill enhancement in the use of medical terminology, in the use of computers and technical proficiency for administrative tasks and medical transcription, in the management of multiple tasks, in oral and written communications, and through increased awareness of ethical behaviors, such as confidentiality and compassion at the workplace. Riverland graduates are prepared for entry level jobs as medical administrative assistants.
The Business and Office Technology Department serves its students and communities in alignment with Riverland's mission by offering current office skills training while teaching the importance of lifelong learning and social responsibility. We strive to meet the needs of our communities through open communication with our students and advisory committees and by offering a supportive environment that provides accessibility to state-of-the-art technology while students acquire the technical, general education, and personal skills training that employers require.
Medical Administrative Assistant degree is globally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).