Medical assistants provide medical office administrative services and perform clinical duties. This diploma program includes instruction in basic anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, medical law ethics, patient psychology and communications, medical office procedures, clinical examination testing and treatment procedures.
- Is Medical Assisting For You?
- Articles About the Profession
- What is a CMA (AAMA)?
- Why Become Certified?
- Advantages of the CMA (AAMA) credential
- CMA Exam Candidate Application & Handbook (2013-14)
If you have questions about the data provided and what it means to you as a student, please contact Angie Redmond at 641-844-5712. Additional information about medical assistants and medical assisting careers can be found on the O*Net website at http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-9092.00.
Medical Assistants are expected to be one of the fastest growing occupations through 2016. Graduates of the diploma program are eligible to sit for the national CMA-AAMA (Certified Medical Assistant) examination.
Gainful employment reporting
Beginning July 1, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education began requiring colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible certification program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” The information provided here represents only one year’s data but will be updated as more information becomes available.
For MCC’s Medical Assistant program, of the 38 program completers in FY12 who responded to a survey, 19 were employed in a related or unrelated field and 6 continued education at the time of the survey, for a respondent placement rate of 66%. It took the completers two and a half terms to finish the program, for an on-time program completion rate of 50%. Of the 38 completers, the median loan debt was $8,458.
College cost information can be found online at http://www.iavalley.edu/mcc/financial_aid/costs.html.
What/Where the jobs are
Medical offices and hospitals.
Getting Started/Degree requirements
- Student Checklist for MA Program Acceptance
- Medical Assistant Program Application
- Medical Assistant Program Requirements
- Medical Assistant Program Curriculum
- Medical Assistant Program Costs
- Mandatory Reporter: Child – Registration/payment deadlines are Jan. 3 and Feb. 18; classes are Jan. 8 and Feb. 25.
- Dependent Adult Abuse Mandatory Reporting Class (November 2013) – Registration/payment deadlines are Nov. 4 & 11; classes are Nov. 11 and Nov. 20.
- Dependent Adult Abuse Mandatory Reporting Class (January & February 2014) – Registration/payment deadlines are Jan. 3 and Feb. 11; classes are Jan. 8 and Feb. 18.
- Mandatory Reporter Trainings – Includes both Child Abuse Reporting and Dependent Adult Abuse Reporting classes. Registration/payment deadline is Jan. 3; class is Jan. 8.
- Physical Form
- Immunization Form
All students interested in the Medical Assisting Program should begin the process by completing all necessary paperwork through Admissions. A Student Success Specialist/Advisor will be assigned to you in Admissions. Once you are officially accepted into the Medical Assisting Program, you will be transferred to April Forbes in the Academic/Medical Assisting Office for further advising. PLEASE NOTE: You must contact April Forbes at 641-844-5570 to be added to the wait list while completing the Admissions and Financial Aid processes.
Dee Lynk, Program Coordinator/Instructor
April Forbes, Medical Assisting Advisor