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*Macs are not compatible with software required for a course within the program.

The one-year Medical Assistant diploma program prepares 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, & 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
*ASC 087 College Writing Preparation 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB

AH 171 Medical Terminology 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB

AH 134 Medical Disorders 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB

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

AH 136 Clinical Procedures 3 Fall DCB

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

AH 138 or AH 139 Basic Procedure Coding or Basic Diagnostic Coding 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB

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

BIOL 115 Human Structure & Function 4 Fall, Spring DCB

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

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

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

AH 297 Cooperative Education 4 Fall, Spring DCB

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


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