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.
Austin, Owatonna, Online Course(s)
Fall Course Plan:
3 Semesters Faculty: Holly Eisenman
For in-depth information including outcomes, program fees, course descriptions, and more please
program page at riverland.edu.
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)
Medical Office Procedures 3 CR
Introduction to Electronic Health Records 2 CR
Medical Accounts Management 3 CR
Laboratory Procedures 4 CR
Clinical Procedures for Medical Assistants 7 CR
Medication Administration for Medical Assistants 3 CR
Medical Assistant Practicum 6 CR
General Education Courses (8 Credits)
First Year Experience 1 CR
Math for Allied Health Professionals 1 CR
Body Structure, Function & Applied Terminology 4 CR