Medical Assistant A.A.S.

*Macs are not compatible with software required for courses within this program.

medical_assistant.jpgThe two-year Medical Assistant major prepared students to support physicians and other medical staff by providing assistance during patient examinations and treatment administration, by recording patient and related health information, and by performing a wide range of clinical and administrative duties. Medical assistants play an integral role in ambulatory care setting such as clinics and urgent care facilities, where services are offered on an outpatient basis. Medical assistants have been described as health care's most flexible, multifaceted professionals. This program provides clinical instruction, class lectures, and practical experiences through an internship in a medical facility. Graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination offered through the AMT.

Curriculum: The program curriculum is listed below. The following core courses must be taken before participating in AH 297: AH 171, AH 134, AH 136, AH 137, PHRM 215. Students must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher in these core courses to participate in Cooperative Education. Begin with AH 171 early in your program. Courses offered by Dakota College at Bottineau are linked to pages providing additional information about the courses such as prerequisites, course objectives, semesters offered, etc.

Course Number Course Title SH Semester Campus
AH 134 Medical Disorders 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





AH 136 Clinical Procedures 3 Fall DCB





AH 137 Clinical Specialties 2 Spring DCB





AH 138 Basic Procedure Coding 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





AH 139 Basic Diagnostic Coding 3 Fall, Spring DCB





AH 171 Medical Terminology 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





AH 222 Medical Transcription I *Macs are not compatible with software required for this course. 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





AH 231 Healthcare Law & Ethics 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





AH 266 Laboratory & Diagnostic Procedures 2 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





AH 287 Computer Applications in Healthcare *Macs are not compatible with software required for this course. 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





AH 297 Cooperative Education 4 Fall, Spring, Summer  





*ASC 087 College Writing Preparation 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





BIOL 115 Human Structure & Function 4 Fall, Spring DCB





BOTE 108 Business Math 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





BOTE 209 Office Management 3 Fall DCB





COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





CSCI 101 Introduction to Computers 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





ENGL 110 College Composition I 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





HPER 210 First Aid/CPR 1 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





NUTR 240 Principles of Nutrition 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





PHRM 215 Introduction to Pharmacology 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





PSYC 100 Human Relations in Organizations 3 Fall, Spring DCB





Elective Wellness Elective 1 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





Elective Wellness Elective 1 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





*Waived by scoring high enough on ACT.
**Contact your advisor to see which classes will work for these electives.


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Vicki Bickford

vicki.l.bickford@dakotacollege.edu

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