Medical Assistant

"The instructors are absolutely amazing. They really want to know about you and what you're all about."

Melissa Nunn

Current Medical Assistant Student

 

Shari Schoenberger

Medical Assistant Graduate

"The classes were just what I needed to prepare me to work in the clinic setting."

Attending DCTC was a very positive experience. The teachers helped me to succeed and make the most of my education. The classes were just what I needed to prepare me to work in the clinic setting. Highlights include the laughter & fun shared with my fellow students as we “practiced” our newly learned medical skills on one another. I am currently working as a CMA at Fairview Cedar Ridge Clinic in Apple Valley.

 

Troy Hanson

Medical Assistant Graduate

"I am working as a CMA for a Fairview clinic and was hired immediately after my internship."

I wanted to get an education in a field that was in demand. Employers in the medical field look for new hires that have a good school behind them and Dakota County Technical College is on of those schools. My favorite part of DCTC is the teachers that they have. I enjoyed all of them. The teachers really care about their students and it shows by their willingness to work with each student daily to keep them on a path to achieve their goals. I am working as a CMA for a Fairview clinic and was hired immediately after my internship.

 

Marija Darty

Medical Assistant Graduate

"Online hybrid worked fantastic for me! I was able to take tests and do homework at my own pace, but still get clinical and laboratory practice in the classroom once per week."

From the first meeting, I felt very comfortable and welcome. DCTC is also very diverse; I never felt out of place being a foreigner. The Medical assistant program at DCTC is well-known and respected in the health industry. One thing to keep in mind is that you can be a part of the program even with a full-time job or family responsibilities. We worked in small groups, which gave me the feeling of having a second family. We created bonds that will last. We celebrated birthdays and baby showers in the classroom. Online hybrid worked fantastic for me! I was able to take tests and do homework at my own pace, but still get clinical and laboratory practice in the classroom once per week.

 

Jessica Goham

Medical Assistant Graduate

"I love my job and I love the people I work with. It’s really great to know that your services help people and that you are needed."

I wasn’t happy with my current job and came upon a discussion with my cousin who told me about this program she enrolled in. We got to talking more in depth and it sounded like something I would really enjoy. So I enrolled, too! The professors are really great. They really want you to succeed and they try their best so you do so. While enrolled you really do become a family of sorts. You get to know all of the people and go through their ups and downs as well. Right now I am currently working in the Specialty Surgical Service Department in ENT. I love my job and I love the people I work with. It’s really great to know that your services help people and that you are needed.