Medical Assistant

Dakota County Technical College Medical Assistant Rosemount, Minnesota

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assistant program at Dakota County Technical College equips students with a comprehensive set of skills for working in diverse health care settings. Students are trained in clinical and administrative tasks, including taking medical histories, administering medications, drawing blood, and scheduling appointments. The program offers flexibility through online courses and evening on-campus sessions, with a focus on ensuring students are proficient in cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains. Graduates are prepared for the AAMA certification exam and benefit from Credit for Prior Learning. The program holds accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, ensuring industry-standard education. High retention rates, job placement rates, certification exam pass rates, and satisfaction rates reflect the program's success in preparing students for the field. Various scholarship opportunities, employer support, and career prospects in a high-demand field with transfer options and professional development resources make this program a valuable choice for aspiring medical assistants.

Tuition: How Much Does Dakota County Technical College's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

From Dakota County Technical College's website

The Medical Assistant program at Dakota County Technical College (DCTC) offers a diploma that requires 42 credits to complete. The tuition cost is $209.63 per credit, and there is an additional student fee of $27.35 per credit. Textbooks are estimated to cost around $1,080. There are also specific course fees for MDAS 1151 and MDAS 2990, which are $59 and $125 respectively. Other costs include $80 for practicum requirements such as a background study, health assessment, and CPR training, and $70 for equipment like scrubs and a stethoscope. The grand total for the program is approximately $11,367. Please note that these costs are estimates based on the 2023-2024 tuition and fees. Additional costs may vary depending on the student and the courses selected each semester. Full payment of tuition and fees is required each semester to confirm registration.

Program Length: How Long Is Dakota County Technical College's Medical Assisting Diploma Program?

The program length options for the Medical Assistant program at Dakota County Technical College are:

  • Medical Assistant - Diploma: 42 credits

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About Dakota County Technical College

Dakota County Technical College (DCTC) is a public, two-year technical college located in Rosemount, Minnesota, within the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. 

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