The Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
The Medical Assistant program is a three-semester diploma program that prepares you to be multi-skilled allied health professionals specifically trained to work in ambulatory settings, such as physicians' offices, clinics, and group practices performing administrative and clinical procedures. Our goal is to prepare medical assistants who are competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the profession.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical assistants is expected to grow much faster than average for all occupations as the health care industry expands because of technological advances in medicine and the growth and aging of the population. Increasing utilization of medical assistants in the rapidly growing health care industry will further stimulate job growth. Employment growth will be driven by the increase in the number of group practices, clinics, and other health care facilities that need a high proportion of support personnel, particularly the flexible medical assistant who can handle both administrative and clinical duties Medical assistants work primarily in outpatient settings, a rapidly growing sector of the health care industry.
Job placement for the 2019 graduate year was 88.89%.
The National Exam passage rate for the 2020 Cohort was 87.5%.
Sioux City Campus
Total Credits: 47
Eligible for Last-Dollar Scholarship
Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.
Educational licensure is met in the following states: Iowa
Educational licensure is not met for the following states: None
If not listed above, determination has not yet been made for the remaining states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
To view educational requirements for the state you wish to work, visit www.aama-ntl.org/employers/state-scope-of-practice-laws.
All students must submit a copy of their high school transcript (or equivalency diploma-GED) and all college transcripts to the Admissions Office for evaluation.
All students must meet the following criteria for admission/acceptance into the medical assistant program:
All students must meet one of the following criteria for admission/acceptance into the medical assistant program: