The Medical Assistant is a multi-skilled trained professional. This person receives specialized training in administrative, clinical, and lab procedures and limited radiography. There is good job placement in this field.
The Medical Assistant 2-year degree program orients students to come multi-skilled trained professionals.
Special features of the program include:
venipuncture, process routine lab tests in a medical clinic, throat cultures, electrocardiograms, & etc.
medication administration, assisting physicians with patient examinations and minor surgery procedures, and learning casting applications and removal and etc.
reception/appointment skills, insurance coding, computer skills, medical transcription and etc.
training to perform x-rays in a medical clinic and to complete the required exam to become a Licensed Limited Radiologic Technologist.
The Iowa Lakes Community College Associate Degree Programs, Spencer Campus, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org). Upon the recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association Medical Assistants' Endowment (AAMAE).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL. 33756
The following is information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information about the program:
U.S. Department of Education CIP Program Name: 51.0801
U.S. Department of Education CIP Program Description: Prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to provide medical office administrative services and perform clinical duties including patient intake and care, routine diagnostic and recording procedures, pre-examination and examination assistance, and the administration of medications and first aid. Includes instruction in basic anatomy and physiology; medical terminology; medical law and ethics; patient psychology and communications; medical office procedures; and clinical diagnostic, examination, testing, and treatment procedures.
Associate in Applied Science
Program Length: 76 Credits
Limited Radiology Certificate
Program Length: 25 Credits