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Diploma in Medical Assisting

A medical assistant school in Sioux Falls

Medical Assistant Certification School

National American University's Diploma in Medical Assisting program at its school in Sioux Falls, South Dakota utilizes a combination of lecture and laboratory sessions, as well as a practicum following completion of required coursework, to prepare you for entry-level positions in ambulatory healthcare settings. Medical assistants perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a healthcare provider such as a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by a healthcare provider. To learn more about program goals, learning outcomes, and course descriptions, view the undergraduate catalog.

To learn more about program goals, learning outcomes, and course descriptions, view the . For more information call (800) 388-5430 or visit the Sioux Falls campus page.

Sioux Falls Medical Assisting School
Sioux Falls Medical Assistant Degree
Sioux Falls Medical Assistant School

Key Courses

  • Medical Law & Ethics
  • Medical Record Management
  • Laboratory Techniques I
  • Laboratory Techniques II
  • Clinical Science Lab I
  • Clinical Science Lab II
  • Clinical Science Lab III
  • Medical Office Procedures

Students in some programs may be required to take online classes and attend classes at different locations.

Certification Exam

Graduates of the Medical Assisting Diploma Program are able to sit for the following exams:

  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (National Healthcare Association)
  • Registered Medical Assistant (American Medical Technologists)
  • National Certified Medical Assistant (National Center for Competency Testing)
  • Clinical Medical Assistant Certification (American Medical Certification Association)

The medical assisting programs offered at Albuquerque, Bellevue, Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Centennial, Colorado Springs, Georgetown, Independence, Indianapolis, Mesquite, Rochester, Roseville, Sioux Falls, Tulsa, Wichita (East), and Zona Rosa are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) on the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). The commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs can be contacted at 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763, (727) 210-2350.

Graduates of the accredited programs are eligible to sit for the CMA (AAMA) exam.

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To read disclosure information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed this program and other important information, select the type of student that best describes you.


About Sioux Falls, SD

National American University’s Sioux Falls, South Dakota campus is conveniently located in the southwest part of the Sioux Falls area. The Sioux Falls campus has been serving students in eastern South Dakota since 1974. In addition to its strong business and information technology curriculum, the Sioux Falls campus offers excellent degree programs in paralegal studies and allied health. Located at the intersection of Interstates 90 and 29, the Sioux Falls campus is easily accessible from just about anywhere through nearby major traffic arteries and the city’s bus service.

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