DMACC Medical Assistant Academic Program

Des Moines Area Community College

DMACC Medical Assistant Academic Program

Ankeny, Iowa

Diploma
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Updated May 13, 2024

The DMACC Medical Assistant Academic Program equips students with essential skills in clinical, administrative, and patient care procedures, preparing them for diverse roles in health care.

Key Skills Taught:

  • Clinical and diagnostic procedures
  • Pharmacology and medication administration
  • First aid techniques
  • Office practices and administrative procedures
  • Patient relations and care techniques
  • Medical law and ethics
  • Communication skills
  • Medical terminology and anatomy
  • Physiology and laboratory procedures
  • Radiography techniques
  • Electronic health records

Program Features:

  • 10-week supervised practicum in an ambulatory setting for hands-on experience
  • Eligibility for the CMA (AAMA) certification examination upon graduation
  • Program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
  • Focus on performing administrative and clinical procedures in ambulatory settings
  • Comprehensive curriculum covering clinical, administrative, and patient care procedures
  • Emphasis on legal and ethical standards in medical assisting practice
  • Pathway Success Team available for questions and support

Tuition: How Much Does Des Moines Area Community College's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

From Des Moines Area Community College's website

The DMACC Medical Assistant Diploma program has an approximate total cost of $8,498. This cost includes tuition, which is $193.00 per credit, and various other fees. These additional costs include books, supplies, uniforms, certification test fees, student membership fees, radiography fees, physical exams, CPR health care provider fees, immunizations, materials fees, and background checks. Please note that these costs are estimates and are subject to change.

Program Length: How Long Is Des Moines Area Community College's Medical Assisting Diploma Program?

The program length for the Medical Assistant Diploma program at DMACC requires 36 credits to complete.

From Des Moines Area Community College's website

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About Des Moines Area Community College

Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) is a public community college in central Iowa, serving over 60,000 credit and noncredit students each year. 

Established in 1968, DMACC offers a comprehensive educational program with a focus on adult education, vocational and technical education, and college parallel programs. 

The college is governed by a locally elected board of directors and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and is approved by the Iowa State Department of Education. DMACC operates six campuses in Ankeny, Boone, Carroll, Newton, Des Moines (Urban), and West Des Moines, and offers over 220 programs, certificates, and transfer degrees. 

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