Medical Assistant - AAS Degree (2008-2009)
Willmar (72 Credits) - Education Plan
|As a professional and multi-skilled worker, a medical assistant performs administrative and clinical duties in the healthcare field. Medical Assistants are classified as allied health practitioners and can be found in physician offices, outpatient clinics, ambulatory facilities and other related businesses. This program prepares graduates to take the national test for certification, allowing the student to become a certified medical assistant.
The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) which is responsible for the certification of Medical Assistants, has varied restrictions that may affect persons with a history of felony convictions. Successful completion of the program does not guarantee eligibility to take the certification examination. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the AAMA at (800) 228-2262 concerning questions they may have regarding their eligibility for certification.
Minnesota law requires that any person who provides services that involve direct contact with patients and residents at a Minnesota licensed health care facility have a background study. An individual who is disqualified from having direct patient contact as a result of the study, and whose disqualification is not set aside by the Commissioner of Health, will not be permitted to participate in a clinical placement. Failure to participate in a clinical placement required by the Medical Assistant program at Ridgewater College, will result in ineligibility to qualify for a diploma in medical assisting.
The Ridgewater College Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), on recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants' Endowment (AAMAE).
|Note there is a data error. The credits listed in this section total 60 while the section is listed as having 58 credits.|
|Select 14 credits from at least three different Goal Areas.|
|See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.|
|Total AAS Degree Credits:||72|