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: Laura Beasley Nicole Nelson Laura Beasley Nicole Nelson Laura Beasley Holly Eisenman Nicole Nelson Laura Beasley Holly Eisenman Kathy Kirkpatrick Laura Beasley Holly Eisenman Holly Eisenman


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

Required Core Courses (36 credits)

BUSO1663 Medical Office Procedures 3 CR
BUSO1664 Medical Accounts Management 3 CR
HCCC1100 Math for Allied Health Professionals 1 CR
HCCC1250 Body Structure, Function & Applied Terminology 4 CR
HCCC1300 Disease Conditions 3 CR
HLTH1130 AHA CPR and First Aid Certification 1 CR
MEDA1000 Medical Law and Ethics 2 CR
MEDA1150 Clinical Procedures for Medical Assistants 8 CR
MEDA1301 Laboratory Procedures 4 CR
MEDA1330 Electrocardiography 1 CR
MEDA1355 Medication Administration for Medical Assistants 2 CR
MEDA1500 Medical Assistant Practicum 4 CR

Electives (3 credits optional)

RADT1110 X-ray Operations for Allied Health 3 CR