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Medical Assistant - Associate of Applied Science Degree

60 Credits
AAS 3364
Degree Description

Medical Assistants are classified as allied health practitioners.  They can be found in doctor offices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, ambulatory facilities, and other health care related businesses.  The program goal is to prepare competent, entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  1. Describe and demonstrate the proper procedures for using infection control and universal procedures
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the process and procedure for preparing patients for admission, examinations and or lab tests
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of and understanding of health care informatics as it related to the role of the Medical Assistant

Admission Dates: Fall Semester

Offered on the North Mankato Campus
The course requirements listed below are specific to the 2017-2018 school year. If you need to view the program from previous years view our Catalog Archive.

Required Technical Courses (14 Courses)

Complete the following courses:
HC 1000 Medical Terminology (3 Credits)
HC 1914 Anatomy & Physiology/Disease Conditions I (4 Credits)
HC 1924 Anatomy & Physiology Disease Conditions II (4 Credits)
HC 1550 Electronic Health Records (2 Credits)
FCS 105 Nutrition and Healthy Living (3 Credits)
OTEC1001 Computer Software for College (2 Credits)
MA 1000 Medical Assisting Orientation (3 Credits)
MA 1020 Medical Office Procedures (3 Credits)
MA 2000 Pharmacology for Medical Assistants (3 Credits)
MA 2010 Laboratory Skills for Medical Assistants (3 Credits)
MA 2015 Clinical Skills I (3 Credits)
MA 2020 Clinical Skills II (3 Credits)
MA 2030 Radiography Skills for Medical Assistants (3 Credits)
MA 2040 Medical Assistant Internship (5 Credits)

Required Liberal Arts and Sciences (5 Courses)

To complete an AAS degree, students must complete 16 MNTC credits from 3 of the 10 MNTC goal areas. Select the following required courses:
COMM140 Interpersonal Communication (3 Credits)
PHIL150 Medical Ethics (3 Credits)
ENGL100 Composition (4 Credits)
PSYC110 Lifespan Psychology (3 Credits)
COMM130 Intercultural Communication (3 Credits)
HUM 100 Critical Thinking (3 Credits)
PHIL100 Ethics in Society (3 Credits)
PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.