Medical Assistant Program

Ridgewater College

Medical Assistant Program

Willmar, Minnesota

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assistant Program at Ridgewater College equips students with a range of clinical, laboratory, and administrative skills essential for a successful career in health care.

Skills Taught:

  • Clinical Skills:
  • Vital signs
  • Injections and supply sterilization
  • Patient positioning and procedure assistance
  • Assisting in minor office surgery

  • Laboratory Skills:
  • Phlebotomy and microscopy
  • CLIA Waived testing
  • Specimen collection
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG) recording

  • Administrative Skills:
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Insurance claims
  • Medical coding and records
  • Medical records management

Ridgewater College's program provides hands-on experiences through practicum and partnerships, preparing students for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) national certification examination. Graduates are skilled in assisting with exams, treatments, medical histories, diagnostic tests, and more.

Tuition: How Much Does Ridgewater College's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

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Program Length: How Long Is Ridgewater College's Medical Assisting Diploma Program?

The Medical Assistant program at Ridgewater College offers two options: an AAS degree and a diploma. The program can be completed in two years or less.

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About Ridgewater College

Ridgewater College is a public community college with campuses in Willmar and Hutchinson, Minnesota. Established in 1996 as part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, it caters to diverse learners with a mission to empower them to reach their full potential through personalized and relevant education. 

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