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As a Medical Assistant you will be a professional dedicated to assisting in patient care management. Your duties are varied and include greeting patients, updating and filling patient medical records, filling out insurance forms, scheduling appointments and arranging admission and laboratory services. You might even work with patients with discharge instructions, authorize medication refills, or even perform x-ray procedures. As a Medical Assistant you will be classified as an allied health practitioner working in any of a number of different medical facilities.

South Central College’s Medical Assistant program can lead you to a Bachelor’s in Healthcare Management.

~90% of SCC Medical Assistant graduates are either working in their field or continuing their education.
Source: Graduate Follow-up Survey Fiscal Year 2012–15.

The Medical Assistant program at South Central College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Medical Assistant Education Review Board.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

Location: North Mankato Campus
Application Window: January 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
Application Packet: pdfMedical_Assistant_Application_Packet_2018.pdf

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SCC has a 93% average placement rate
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Faculty Spotlight - Medical Assisting

Cristen High
Cristen High
Cristen teaches Medical Assisting courses as well as coordinates and places students in their internships. She has been a nationally certified Medical Assistant for over 15 years and teaching in higher education for 10 years. Cristen is originally from Oregon and a U.S. Navy veteran. She enjoys a variety of outdoor activities with her family: camping, boating and kayaking. Since moving to Minnesota they've added sledding and tubing.
Education:A.A.S. in Medical Assisting, Dakota County Technical College - B.A. in Healthcare Management, Metropolitan State University - M.S. in Educational Leadership, Minnesota State University, Moorhead
North Mankato Phone::(507) 389-7332
North Mankato Office:C140
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Allied Health Majors

One in every ten jobs in the U.S. today are in the healthcare industry. From technicians to those on the front line of patient care, opportunities abound. Many well-paying healthcare careers require just two years of college to get started.