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Medical Assistant

at Riverland Community College

Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 36
  • Delivery: Face-to-face

About this Program

The Riverland Community College&�s Medical Assistant Program prepares competent ethical entry-level medical assistants to provide safe, quality, patient-centered, compassionate care in the clinical, laboratory, and administrative healthcare settings.
Upon completion of this program, the graduate will:

1. Be prepared as a competent entry-level medical assistant in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

2. Apply ethical behaviors, including honesty and integrity in performance of medical assisting practice.

3. Demonstrate respect for patient rights including individual diversity, incorporating awareness of one&�s own biases in areas including gender, race, religion, age and economic status.

4. Promote patient privacy in various clinical settings in adherence to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

5. Practice safe patient care at all times and utilize personal safety precautions as defined by governing agencies.

6. Recognize and respond to emergent situations promptly and appropriately.

7. Use medical terminology, pronouncing medical terms correctly, to effectively communicate and document information, patient history, data and observations

Program Locations

  • Riverland Community College, Albert Lea 56007
  • Riverland Community College, Austin 55912
  • Riverland Community College, Owatonna 55060

Labor Market Information

  • Medical Assistants

  • Median wage: $16.77/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
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Riverland Community College
Riverland Community College
1900 8th Ave. N.W. Austin, MN 55912 Toll-Free: (800) 247-5039 Local: (507) 433-0820 TTY: (800) 627-3529