Medical Assistant

DIPLOMA, 36 CREDITS

This one year diploma program is designed to prepare students for employment as Medical Assistants. Medical Assistants are allied health professionals who assist physicians in the ambulatory care setting and perform a variety of clinical, laboratory, and administrative tasks. The specific duties of a Medical Assistant may vary by location, specialty, and size of the medical practice. In small practices, Medical Assistants handle both administrative and clinical duties. Those in large practices tend to specialize in a particular area.

Location: Austin, Owatonna, Online Course(s)
Program Starts: Fall
Course Plan: 3 Semesters
Faculty: Holly Eisenman


For in-depth information including outcomes, program fees, course descriptions, and more please visit the Medical Assistant program page at riverland.edu.

Prerequisites

Must achieve cut score of 250 on Next Gen – English (or equivalent)
Must achieve cut score of 243 on Next Gen – Arithmetic (or equivalent)
High School diploma or GED (high school students may enroll under the PSEO Program).
Must pass a Criminal Background Study
Up to date on all immunizations including Hepatitis B, varicella, Influenza, and practicum facility requirements
Medical Assistant students must successfully complete (with a grade of C or better) in each course of the program plan in order to be awarded the Medical Assistant diploma.

Required Core Courses (28 credits)

BUSO1663 Medical Office Procedures 3 CR
BUSO2655 Introduction to Electronic Health Records 2 CR
BUSO1664 Medical Accounts Management 3 CR
MEDA1301 Laboratory Procedures 4 CR
MEDA1150 Clinical Procedures for Medical Assistants 7 CR
MEDA1355 Medication Administration for Medical Assistants 3 CR
MEDA1500 Medical Assistant Practicum 6 CR

General Education Courses (8 Credits)

CCLS1000 First Year Experience 1 CR
MEDA 1230 Math for Allied Health Professionals 1 CR
MEDA1250 Body Structure, Function & Applied Terminology 4 CR
MEDA1270 Disease Conditions 2 CR