Medical Assistant

Diploma - 37 credits

About this program
Medical assistants are multi-skilled health professionals educated for both administrative and clinical duties within clinics, physicians' offices and other health care organizations. The program requires mastery of knowledge and skills to positively affect patient care. The program culminates with a 160-hour clinical experience under the direct supervision of a physician.
Program outcomes
  1. Model professional behaviors.
  2. Communicate and interact with patients, families and health care teams of diverse backgrounds.
  3. Participate as a member of a health care team.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge and skill of clinical procedures and medication administration utilizing critical thinking skills.
  5. Prepare students to perform within the ethical and legal boundaries of the medical assistant's scope of practice.
  6. Demonstrate computer literacy skills through electronic health records.
  7. Apply health care administration techniques to deliver a quality patient experience.
  8. Apply medical laboratory techniques to collect specimens, perform testing and interpret lab results.
Accreditation
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. More information can be found at www.minnesota.edu/accreditation.
Tracks

Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
37 Required courses
37 Total

Primary

Required Courses:

Subj. Number Course Credits
ADMM1122 Medical Office Procedures 4
ADMM1150 Medical Billing/Insurance 4
COMM1140 Interpersonal Communication 3
HLTH1110 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 3
HLTH1116 Medical Terminology 3
MEDA1150 Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Nutrition 4
MEDA1240 Clinical Procedures I 4
MEDA1260 Clinical Procedures II 4
MEDA1601 Medical Assisting Externship 4
MEDA1602 Medical Assisting Capstone 1
PSYC2222 Lifespan Development 3
Plans

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1st Fall Term - 18 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ADMM1122 Medical Office Procedures 4
HLTH1110 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 3
HLTH1116 Medical Terminology 3
MEDA1150 Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Nutrition 4
MEDA1240 Clinical Procedures I 4

1st Spring Term - 19 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ADMM1150 Medical Billing/Insurance 4
COMM1140 Interpersonal Communication 3
MEDA1260 Clinical Procedures II 4
MEDA1601 Medical Assisting Externship 4
MEDA1602 Medical Assisting Capstone 1
PSYC2222 Lifespan Development 3

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1st Fall Term - 18 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ADMM1122 Medical Office Procedures 4
HLTH1110 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 3
HLTH1116 Medical Terminology 3
MEDA1150 Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Nutrition 4
MEDA1240 Clinical Procedures I 4

1st Spring Term - 14 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ADMM1150 Medical Billing/Insurance 4
COMM1140 Interpersonal Communication 3
MEDA1260 Clinical Procedures II 4
PSYC2222 Lifespan Development 3

2nd Summer Term - 5 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
MEDA1601 Medical Assisting Externship 4
MEDA1602 Medical Assisting Capstone 1