Medical Assistant
 

Skilled. Helping. Caring.

Medical Assisting is projected to be among America’s fastest-growing occupations through the year 2020 with an expected national job growth of 31%, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. If you enjoy caring for others, being a medical assistant can be an incredibly rewarding career. 

The Minneapolis Business College Medical Assistant program is known for training medical assistants who are well prepared, with solid clinical and administrative skills. With Minneapolis Business College’s 10-16 month Medical Assistant program, you will:

  • Learn clinical procedures like performing injections, administering medications and running medical lab tests
  • Understand administrative procedures, like filing medical records, managing and scheduling patients, and maintaining medical records using office systems
  • Have access to the equipment found in hospitals and physicians' offices
  • Get plenty of one-on-one access to faculty who want you to succeed
  • Complete an 8-week externship
  • Be eligible to take the CMA AAMA certification test

We encourage you to visit us and learn why our Medical Assistant graduates Finish First!

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HIGHLIGHTS

Our Medical Assisting graduates receive hands-on training in simulated medical laboratory classrooms. Each lab is equipped with the same types of medical equipment used in physicians' offices.

You will spend the majority of your time taking classes that directly pertain to the medical assisting career, enabling you to complete the program in as little as 10-16 months.

As part of the program, you will spend 8 weeks in an externship. Designed to let students practice what they’ve learned, you can make valuable industry contacts. Many students are hired directly by their externship employers!

Graduates of Minneapolis Business College's program can also take the Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA) test.

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Medical Assistant students are taught to:

  • Take and record vital signs
  • Collect and prepare lab specimens
  • Perform a variety of lab tests 
  • Give injections 
  • Perform venipuncture 
  • Understand and apply aseptic techniques 
  • Operate basic medical equipment 
  • Assist the physician during an exam
  • Manage and update medical records
  • Process insurance forms
 

CAREERS

With an education from Minneapolis Business College, you will have been exposed to a wide knowledge base and gained plenty of hands-on experience, all in a shortened time frame.

As part of our commitment to helping you after graduation, Minneapolis Business College goes a step above and prepares you with networking techniques, a professional resume, and practice interviewing so you have what you need to succeed.

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Minneapolis Business College graduates work in: 

  • Private medical offices
  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
 

CURRICULUM

The medical assisting curriculum is designed to give you plenty of hands-on clinical training throughout the 10-16 month program. Employers tell us our graduates are well-prepared!

To read course descriptions, download our school catalog.

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CONCENTRATION COURSES

  • MEDICAL CLINICAL PROCEDURES I
  • MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
  • MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES I
  • ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
  • ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II
  • PHARMACOLOGY
  • MEDICAL INSURANCE
  • MEDICAL CLINICAL PROCEDURES II
  • MEDICAL OFFICE SYSTEMS
  • MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES II
  • MEDICAL LABORATORY PROCEDURES
  • MEDICAL CLINICAL PROCEDURES III
  • MEDICAL EXTERNSHIP
  • CMA REVIEW*
         *Associate of Applied Science Degree Program Only

          *Degree Program Only

 

COSTS

As long as you stay enrolled full-time at Minneapolis Business College, tuition rates will be frozen for you and will never go up from year to year.

Associate of Applied Science Degree Program
TUITION (for students entering January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018)
Tuition Per Semester* $7,560
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018)
Application Fee $50
Tuition Deposit** $50
Confirmation Deposit** $50
Residence Fee Per Semester* $3,490
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program) $1,675
Lab Fees Per Semester* (first 2.5 semesters only) $390
*A.A.S. Degree Program is 4 Semesters
**Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.

 

Diploma Program
TUITION (for students entering January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018)
Tuition Per Semester* $7,560
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018)
Application Fee $50
Tuition Deposit** $50
Confirmation Deposit** $50
Residence Fee Per Semester* $3,490
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program) $1,100
Lab Fees Per Semester* (first 2.5 semesters only) $390
*Diploma Program is 2.5 Semesters
**Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.

 

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

 CAAHEP Accreditation

The Medical Assisting program is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).  The address for the accrediting body is:  Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL  33763.  The phone number is 727-210-2350.

Graduates of the Medical Assisting program are eligible to take the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam that is offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants and the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) examination offered by American Medical Technologists (AMT).  Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are controlled by outside agencies and subject to change without notice.  Therefore, the institution cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take the certification or registration exams at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.

Catalog

Potential applicants may find the following information at  www.minneapolisbusinesscollege.edu/catalog.pdf: institutional accreditation; contact information for accrediting agencies and state licensing/approval agencies; admissions policies and practices; policies on transfer of credits to and from the institution; policies and processes for withdrawal and for refunds of tuition/fees; and additional consumer information.

 

Credit Transfer From Another School

Transcripts of work completed at other accredited colleges may be submitted to the Director of Education for review. Transcripts should be submitted during the first term of a student's program. Other documentation may also be required. Credits considered for transfer are evaluated by the Director of Education to determine if the course work is similar in nature, content, and level to that required at Minneapolis Business College. If the course work is comparable, transfer students may be given credit for courses completed at other accredited colleges provided the grades received for the courses were "C" or better. Courses completed at other Bradford schools will be treated the same as courses taken at Minneapolis Business College. Because programs at Minneapolis Business College are specially tailored to career preparation, course credits from other postsecondary schools may not be transferable. 

Credit is not granted for advanced placement or experiential learning. One exception is credit for military training that has been evaluated and recommended for credit by the American Council on Education (ACE). 

Minneapolis Business College may award credit based on these recommendations when the credit is for courses similar in nature, content, and level to that required at the college. Students seeking credit for military training should provide a transcript from the American Council on Education for evaluation. Credit will be treated as transfer credit and will count toward graduation.  

 

Credit Transfer to Another School

The acceptance of credits is always at the discretion of the institution to which a student is attempting to transfer credits. There may be articulation agreements in place at the time the student enters that may not be in place when the student graduates or desires to attend a particular school. Because programs at Minneapolis Business College are designed specifically for career preparation, students must assume that credits for courses taken at Minneapolis Business College are not transferable to other institutions. 

Neither Minneapolis Business College nor any of its employees can represent that another institution will accept any courses for credit. A student who is interested in attempting to transfer credits to another institution should contact the Director of Education. Minneapolis Business College will supply the necessary documentation that may aid the student in receiving credits for the completed course work provided the student does not owe the school money, is not delinquent or in default on a student loan, or does not owe a refund on any federal or state student financial aid program.  

 

 

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Schedule a tour so we can answer your questions and you can see what a day as a Minneapolis Business College student is like!

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As a Minneapolis Business College Medical Assistant student, you will be able to:

  • Graduate and be ready to work in only 10-16 months
  • Use our proactive job placement department
  • Have smaller classes, focused on your career
  • Learn from faculty with experience in your field
  • Apply for financial aid
  • Finish First!