New Medical Assistant Program starting at MCC Info Session July 1



Medical Assistant students in classroomMedical Assisting is a growing field with qualified professionals in high-demand, and this fall the nine-month program will be available at Muscatine Community College!

Medical Assistant students learn how to provide medical office administrative services and perform clinical duties under the supervision of physicians.

The nine-month diploma program is designed for quick entry into the job market. The 10 classes in the program cover areas such as Medical Office Management and Procedures, Medical Terminology, Medical Lab Procedures and Pharmacology. Students will receive hands-on training, including an internship in local physician offices.

Interested students and others are invited to attend an information session July 1, from 4 – 6 p.m. at Muscatine Community College’s Musser Center, Room 1, 152 Colorado St., Muscatine. The building is located on the drive near student housing.

Program faculty will be on hand to answer all questions about the new program.

Medical assistants are responsible for patient intake and care, routine diagnostic procedures and taking patient histories. They can work in ambulatory care settings such as physicians’ offices, clinics and group practices.

The forecast for employment opportunities for medical assistants is one of rapid growth and is expected to grow faster than average for all occupations as the health care industry expands. As a result, the state of Iowa has named Medical Assistant an "in-demand" career, which means you can get your tuition paid through Iowa's new Last-Dollar Scholarship program. All you have to do is enroll and apply for grants and scholarships. (We can show you how to do that.) Once you find out how much you might get from those, the state pays the remaining tuition balance.

For more information, call the college at 1-888-336-3907 or visit