Medical Assistant

Appointments. Examinations. Procedures. From keeping the office organized to helping physicians in the exam room, a Medical Assistant is a Life.Changing. Career for both you, and your patients!

Campus Ottumwa Campus (Main) and Southeastern Community College Main Campus
Entry Term Fall Term
Length of Program 4 Terms (12 Months)
Diploma/Degree  Diploma awarded by SCC


The Medical Assistant Program prepares students for employment in a private physician’s office, clinic, hospital, and health related agencies. This program is one year in length and is conducted over a period of 12 months. Educational development of each student is directed toward the application of accurate knowledge in practical situations, making judgments, applying reason, thinking independently and engaging in problem solving. The program normally begins in the fall and continues through the summer months when students gain supervised clinical experience in a physician’s office. Upon completion of the Medical Assistant Program, graduates are eligible to write the national certification examination for Certified Medical Assistants administered by the American Association of Medical Assistants.

Expectations of the Medical Assistant Program are to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skill), and affective (behavior) learning domains. 

This is a shared program with Southeastern Community College. Students enrolled in this program are dual enrolled to both IHCC and SCC, completing courses on both campuses.

Admission to this program requires completion of a Program Conference with Heather Larson, Program Director Allied Health. To schedule your conference, contact Heather at


What you will learn:
  • Medical Insurance & Coding
  • Medical Office Administrative Procedures
  • Medical Office Clinical Procedures\
  • Human Relations
  • Health Law


Ready to take your education to the next level? Check out the Medical Assistant Program details below to see how our program at Indian Hills Community College will help you get a Life.Changing. Career as a Medical Office Assistant, EKG Technician, or an Adjustor/Processor for Insurance Companies!


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Questions? Don’t stress. Don’t stress. Just ask Heather!

larsonHeather Larson, MBA, RD, LD, Program Director, Allied Health
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

(641) 683-5111 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5111