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Dedicated to Patient Care

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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 will also be classified as an allied health practitioner working in any of a number of different medical facilities.

The Medical Assistant program at South Central College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( 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

Areas of employment:

  • Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
  • Receptionists and Information Clerks
  • Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks

Campus: North Mankato 

Program Start Date:  Fall Semester   

For more information: (507) 389-7200 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Application Window: January 1 - May 31

Application Packet:  pdfMedical_Assistant_Application_Packet_2020.pdf

What Medical Assistant Students Say

The Medical Assistant Program had a 94.44% placement in related occupations for 2018 graduates available for employment.
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Faculty Spotlight - Medical Assistant

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.