Medical Assistant

Program Overview

Awards/Outcomes Credits Location
Medical Assistant - A.A.S. Degree 60 cr. Rosemount  |  Online
Medical Assistant - Diploma 42 cr. Rosemount  |  Online

Major Description

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, or CAAHEP, on recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board, this program trains students to be professional medical assistants dedicated to patient care management. Graduates are equipped to assist physicians with examinations and treatments, take medical histories, perform diagnostic tests, expose X-ray films, sterilize instruments and supplies, assist with minor surgery and administer medications. The program goal is to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive(knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

The Medical Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Medical Assistant Education Review Board (MAERB).

Admissions Requirements

Course Prerequisites

Work Environment

Graduates assist primary care physicians and specialists in clinics ranging in size from single-doctor to large, multi-specialty. Opportunities are also present in a variety of other health care areas.

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Academic Advisor

Serena Jones


Patrice Nadeau

Margaret Noirjean

Kathleen Tettam