Medical Assistant

Minnesota West Community and Technical College

Medical Assistant

Luverne, Minnesota

Diploma
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Updated May 13, 2024

This program equips students with essential skills to assist physicians in patient care, perform administrative tasks, and handle clinical duties. Graduates are prepared to take the American Association of Medical Assistant's Certification Exam.

Key Skills Taught:

  • Medical office procedures
  • Medical terminology in health care
  • Composition
  • Body structure and function
  • Health care and society
  • Introduction to laboratory sciences
  • Clinical procedures
  • Basic math (if needed)
  • Nutrition
  • Disease conditions
  • Introduction to medical coding, billing & insurance
  • Laboratory skills
  • Pharmacology
  • AHA CPR health care provider and AED first aid certification
  • Professional integration
  • Medical assistant practicum

Features Offered:

  • Students learn to assist physicians in examining and treating patients, perform clinical and clerical duties, manage medical records, handle office correspondence, and more
  • Graduates are eligible to take the American Association of Medical Assistant's Certification Exam
  • Clinical practicum and certification exam preparation are included in the program.

Tuition: How Much Does Minnesota West Community and Technical College's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

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Program Length: How Long Is Minnesota West Community and Technical College's Medical Assisting Diploma Program?

The program length for the Medical Assistant Diploma program at Minnesota West Community & Technical College is 44 credits.

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About Minnesota West Community and Technical College

Minnesota West Community and Technical College is a public community and technical college with five campuses in Minnesota and two learning centers. 

Established on January 1, 1997, it provides students with various opportunities to earn an Associate Degree, Diploma, or Certificate in over 60 disciplines.

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