Tettam, Kathleen


Kathleen Tettam

Kathleen has been a practicing certified medical assistant since obtaining certification in January 2000. A 1999 alumna of the DCTC Medical Assistant Program, Kathleen joined the MA faculty in fall 2010.

Kathleen is a member of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) and the Minnesota Society of Medical Assistants (MSMA). The membership and certification chair of the MSMA, she is very active in recruiting and maintaining members. 

Kathleen has work experiences in both clinical and hospital settings. Most recently, she served as a phlebotomist in the Owatonna Hospital laboratory. She has also worked for Allina Clinic, Park Nicollet Clinic and Apple Valley Medical Center in a variety of medical specialties.  

She lives in Northfield, Minn., with her husband and youngest daughter. Her pastimes include reading, MSMA work, spending time with family and watching movies. She also enjoys walking through the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and area parks.

Students are the best part of her job at DCTC. She gets great satisfaction in knowing she has helped a student learn. Regarding her teaching philosophy, Kathleen strives to incorporate her work experiences into her classes. She feels this connection between the classroom and the outside world will further help DCTC students be successful.