Medical Assistant Specialist Diploma

Iowa Lakes Community College

Medical Assistant Specialist Diploma

Spencer, Iowa

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assistant Program at Iowa Lakes Community College equips students with a range of administrative and clinical skills essential for effective health care provision.

Skills Taught:

  • Administrative Skills:
  • Inputting data using practice management systems
  • Managing appointment schedules efficiently
  • Maintaining electronic medical records
  • Assigning appropriate codes for medical billing and insurance
  • Clinical Skills:
  • Implementing critical thinking for safe patient care
  • Attending to patient needs under provider direction
  • Utilizing effective communication for culturally competent care
  • Assisting with various medical procedures and exams
  • Collecting laboratory specimens following safety protocols

Program Features Offered:

  • Simulation Clinic Lab provides hands-on experience with modern equipment and computer training
  • Clinical Duties Training covers patient history, vital sign measurement, exam assistance, and medication administration
  • Administrative Duties Training includes appointment scheduling, data entry, electronic health records management, and medical coding
  • Practicum offers on-the-job training in ambulatory or medical clinic settings
  • Certification Exam Passage Rate was 100% for the 2020 graduate cohort
  • Job Placement Rate was 100% for the 2020 graduate cohort

Additional Information:

  • Starting Salary: $24,790
  • Average Salary: $33,610
  • Projected Employment Growth: 23%
  • Campus: Spencer
  • Licensure and Certification Disclosure: Meets educational requirements in multiple states/jurisdictions

For further inquiries, contact Iowa Lakes Community College at 800-242-5106 or email

Tuition: How Much Does Iowa Lakes Community College's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

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Program Length: How Long Is Iowa Lakes Community College's Medical Assisting Diploma Program?

The program length for the Medical Assistant Specialist Diploma at Iowa Lakes Community College is 3 terms.

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About Iowa Lakes Community College

Iowa Lakes Community College is a public community college based in Estherville, Iowa, with additional campuses in Algona, Emmetsburg, Spencer, and Spirit Lake. 

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