Medical Administrative Assistant Diploma

General

Program Description

The Medical Administrative Assistant Diploma program is designed to prepare students for employment in physicians’ offices, hospitals, clinics, public health departments, Civil Service, medical laboratories, pharmaceutical houses, insurance companies, business and industrial firms with large medical departments, and foundations devoted to medical research. The graduate’s duties include transcription, preparing correspondence and medical records, filing, mailing, ordering supplies, handling telephone services, making appointments and receiving visitors, taking care of general office administration, and using a computer for word processing, spreadsheet, electronic presentation, and database projects. NIACC’s classrooms are equipped with the latest in computers, office machines, and equipment. They are also staffed by qualified instructors in the business and medical fields.

Degree Earned

Upon successful completion of the Medical Administrative Assistant Diploma curriculum (at least 32 semester hours) with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded a Diploma.

Costs

Tuition is based on the number of credit hours and legal residence and is subject to change or modification.

Financial Aid/Scholarships

Financial assistance is available in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and part-time employment (work-study). Students apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Career Opportunities

Successful graduates can find job opportunities in the following occupational areas:

  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Medical Secretary
  • Medical Records Manager
  • Medical Information Processing Operator
  • Receptionist
  • Appointment Clerk

For specific information contact the NIACC Business Division.

Last updated December 2017

About the School

North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) is a nationally-ranked, two-year institution located in North Central Iowa that serves students of all ages and abilities. Starting in 1918 as Mason City Juni ... Read More

North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) is a nationally-ranked, two-year institution located in North Central Iowa that serves students of all ages and abilities. Starting in 1918 as Mason City Junior College, NIACC has the distinct privilege of being the oldest Iowa community college. In 2018, NIACC will be celebrating the College’s 100 year anniversary of providing an education to our students... Read less