Medical Assistant Diploma

Iowa Western Community College

Medical Assistant Diploma

Council Bluffs, Iowa

Diploma
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Updated May 13, 2024

The program equips students with essential skills in administrative and clinical procedures, medical terminology, clinical procedures, ethical conduct, diagnostic procedures, and medical record maintenance.

Key Skills Taught:

  • Administrative and Clinical Procedures: Tasks include answering phones, updating records, and recording vital signs
  • Medical Terminology: Knowledge to communicate effectively in healthcare
  • Clinical Procedures: Training in medical histories, patient preparation, and specimen collection
  • Ethical and Professional Conduct: Following HIPAA standards
  • Diagnostic Procedures: Accurate performance of diagnostic tests
  • Medical Record Maintenance: Data abstraction and record-keeping skills

Program Features:

  • Certification Preparation: Eligibility for Certified Medical Assistant exam
  • Service-Learning Projects: Involvement in health-related initiatives
  • Externships and Job Shadowing: Practical experience in healthcare settings
  • Accreditation: Recognized by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
  • Career Opportunities: Pathways to roles like Medical Assistants, Nurse Aides, and more
  • Program Outcomes: Proficiency in CLIA waived tests, accurate record-keeping, diagnostic procedures, and professional conduct.

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

From Iowa Western Community College's website

The Medical Assisting Diploma program at Iowa Western College offers a comprehensive education for aspiring health care professionals. The program's tuition varies based on residency status. For Iowa residents, the tuition is set at $21,890. For non-residents, the tuition is slightly higher, at $22,040. These costs reflect the tuition fees only and do not include any additional fees or expenses that may be associated with the program.

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

The program length for the Medical Assistant Diploma program at Iowa Western Community College is ten months / 43 semester hours required to complete. 

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About Iowa Western Community College

Iowa Western Community College is a public community college located in Council Bluffs, Iowa, founded in 1967. 

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