Medical Assistant

Real Medical Experience, Real Life.

That’s what you can expect when enrolling in the Medical Assistant program at Iowa Lakes. Assisting doctors, health professionals and patients in a range of ways, medical assistants need a wide-ranging skill set. In addition to the field-specific skills, graduates who want to work as a medical assistant must be well versed in time management, attention to detail, people skills and the ability to multi-task.

You will learn the ropes of the field while working in our simulation clinic lab, featuring up-to-date equipment and computer training. Become familiar with clinical duties such as taking patient history, measurement of vital signs, assisting the provider with physical exams and minor office procedures and administering medication. Additionally, you’ll receive training in administrative duties such as scheduling appointments, data entry, managing electronic health records, medical coding and more. 

Acquire training in: 

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Dosage Calculations
  • Medical Office Management
  • Clinical Assisting

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DEGREE: Diploma
(44 credits)




High-quality education, hands-on learning, real-life work experience – that's what you can expect at Iowa Lakes Community College. Whether you plan to complete an AA or AS degree and transfer to a four-year college or university or complete your program and enter the workforce, you can start here and go anywhere! 

Located in Northwest Iowa within the Iowa Great Lakes Region, Iowa Lakes has locations in Algona, Emmetsburg, Estherville, Spencer, and Spirit Lake to serve our students' needs best. 

No matter what your journey looks like, Iowa Lakes is here to help you accomplish your goals and gain substantial experience, not only for your career and academics, but also for life.