Ridgewater College offers opportunities to pursue a career in health care facilities and other health-related areas as a healthcare administrative assistant. The program offers a balance of lecture and applied learning. Graduates will learn specialized skills and receive a strong background in medical terminology usage and spelling. Students will learn how to prepare and maintain medical and financial records, make appointments, and work with patients.
 
Course Outline
 
Developmental Courses (<100)
(these courses are not required but are recommended)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
ADS 15 Basic Keying
GSCM 0010 Basic Communications
 
Technical Required Courses
(17 Courses)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
ADS 1007 Keyboarding
ADS 1010 Business Communications
ADS 1012 Business Presentations
ADS 1014 Written Business Communications
ADS 1300 Medical Terminology
ADS 1303 Pharmacology in the Medical Office
ADS 1304 Applied Medical Terminology
ADS 1310 Medical Transcription, Quality Management and Production
ADS 1312 Medical Transcription II
ADS 1320 Medical Office Management
ADS 1322 Medical Records Management
ADS 2030 Word
ADS 2322 Medical Insurance and Reimbursement
GSCI 1302 Introduction to Computers
GSWS 1403 Employment Prep & Retention
MEDA 1010 Anatomy and Physiology I
MEDA 1020 Disease Conditions
Total Credits: 46  
 
Technical Elective Courses
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Total Credits: 3  
 
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum
(select 7 credits from the courses below)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
ENGL 121 College Composition I - Critical Reading & Writing
PSYC 131 Introduction to Psychology
Total Credits: 7  
 
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum
(select 3 credits from the courses below)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
CMST 121 Introduction to Communication
SPCH 225 Small Group Communication
SPCH 226 Interpersonal Communications
Total Credits: 3  
 
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum
Goal Area 7 required
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Total Credits: 3  
 
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum
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Total Credits: 7  
 
Total AAS Degree Credits: 70  
Note there is a data error. The section credits total 69 while the credential is listed as having 70 credits.