Medical Assistant | Dipl
This program is eligible for free tuition
Sioux City
Estimated Program Costs Required Classes Entrance Requirements Accreditation Information Licensure Information Medical Assistant Handbook

The Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

The Medical Assistant program is a three-semester diploma program that prepares you to be multi-skilled allied health professionals specifically trained to work in ambulatory settings, such as physicians' offices, clinics, and group practices performing administrative and clinical procedures. Our goal is to prepare medical assistants who are competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the profession.

Career Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical assistants is expected to grow much faster than average for all occupations as the health care industry expands because of technological advances in medicine and the growth and aging of the population. Increasing utilization of medical assistants in the rapidly growing health care industry will further stimulate job growth. Employment growth will be driven by the increase in the number of group practices, clinics, and other health care facilities that need a high proportion of support personnel, particularly the flexible medical assistant who can handle both administrative and clinical duties. Medical assistants work primarily in outpatient settings, a rapidly growing sector of the health care industry.

Completion Rates

Job placement for the 2019 graduate year was 88.89%.
The National Exam passage rate for the 2020 Cohort was 87.5%.

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Fran DeJong
Admissions Representative
Call  712.317.3345
Sioux City Campus, Admissions
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Required Classes for Medical Assistant | Dipl

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Entrance Requirements

All students must submit a copy of their high school transcript (or equivalency diploma-GED) and all college transcripts to the Admissions Office for evaluation.

All students must meet the following criteria for admission/acceptance into the medical assistant program:

  • Verification of High School, GED or HSED Graduation

All students must meet one of the following criteria for admission/acceptance into the medical assistant program:

  • Criteria 1 for Acceptance: submitted documentation of composite ACT score of at least 19,
  • OR Criteria 2 for Acceptance: Associate Degree or higher from an accredited program,
  • OR Criteria 3 for Acceptance: Verification of high school official transcript of GPA 2.0 or higher AND Completion of (1) year high school science equivalent with no grade lower than a C,
  • OR Criteria 4 for Acceptance: Completion of BIO 163 and HSC 114 with no grade lower than a C.

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Accreditation Information

The Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Licensure Information

Educational licensure is met in the following states: Iowa
Educational licensure is not met for the following states: None
If not listed above, determination has not yet been made for the remaining states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
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Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $9,494.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $9,776.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $600.00/semester **
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated student housing and meals: $3,275.00/semester

* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.
** The cost of books varies per program.