Medical Assistant Program
Fall 2020 (Day)
Spring 2021 (Day and Evening)
The demand for Certified and Registered Medical Assistants exists with excellent placement, salary and
benefits. Century College's Medical Assistant Program prepares you to become a multi-skilled professional who
assists in patient care management. The program will help you to develop the critical skills needed to perform
clinical, laboratory and administrative duties in clinics, hospitals, urgent care facilities and other health care
agencies. You will also participate in a non-paid clinical externship under the direct supervision of a physician.
Upon graduation, you are eligible to take the National Certification Exam of the American Association of
Medical Assistants (AAMA).
To be successful as a Medical Assistant you must like working with people, enjoy doing a variety of duties, be
able to multi-task, work in a fast environment and have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Personal qualities needed to succeed include, but are not limited to: punctuality, dependability, organization
and ability to work as a team member.
The Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education
Programs (www.caahep.org), upon the recommendation of the Medical Assistant Education Review Board
(MAERB).
Application
a) Complete the Century College Application including the $20 application fee (if you are a new student).
Please note: Applicants to the Medical Assisting program must be admitted into Century College to be
eligible for admission to the Medical Assisting program. All applicants must be in good standing with
Century College to be eligible to enroll in the program.
b) Applicants are required to have an official final high school transcript or GED transcript on file with the
college prior to the application deadline. Students who have graduated from a high school outside of
the United States must have their transcripts submitted through WES-World Education Services
(www.wes.org) prior to the application deadline.
c) Complete the Century College Medical Assistant Program Application.
d) Complete the ACCUPLACER Course Placement Testing: see step 2 for placement requirements.
e) Meet all application requirements by the application deadline: see step 3 for required courses.
f) Complete the Century College Medical Assistant Program Applicant Checklist.
Please submit all required documentation prior to the application deadline.
Deadline for Application
Term Deadline
Fall Semester 2020
Spring Semester 2021
June 1, 2020
August 31, 2020
All applicants should have all required courses completed prior to the application deadline to be considered
for the program. We reserve the right to conditionally admit students based on coursework currently in-
progress, including pre-requisites (as indicated on college transcripts) with the understanding the courses will
be completed successfully by the start of the semester they are admitted. However, students that have all
required courses completed prior to the deadline will be accepted into the program before those that have
not completed all required courses. We reserve the right to extend the application deadline if we are unable
to fill the class with fully-eligible applicants by the application deadline.
Once the class size limit has been reached, all other qualified applicants will be placed on an alternate list and
asked to resubmit an application for the next available start.
Please be aware that this program has a limited enrollment. If accepted, you will be asked to return an
acceptance agreement to reserve your place in the class. Applicants not submitting their acceptance
agreement form before the deadline will forfeit their place in the program.
All applicants will be notified by mail of their status in the program 4-6 weeks after the application
deadline. You must maintain a current address with the Admissions Advisor, Star Poindexter, via e-mail:
star.poindexter@century.edu, failure to do so may result in forfeiture of your place in the class.
Complete the Century College ACCUPLACER Course Placement Testing (if needed)
Your ACCUPLACER scores must meet the following minimums:
1.
Reading course placement score of 78 or higher (college level)
OR completion of ENGL 0950 with a grade of C or higher
OR completion of RDNG 0940 with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam
OR completion of RDNG 0950 with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090 with a grade of C or higher
OR completion of ESOL 0051 with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052 with a grade of C or higher.
ACCUPLACER Course Placement testing should be taken at least two weeks prior to the application deadline, all
testing must be completed by the application deadline. Please visit the Testing Center web page
(https://www.century.edu/admissions/testing-center) for the ACCUPLACER schedule. Please keep in mind that
the tests may only be taken twice in a twelve-month period, important: there is a $10 retest fee required for a
second test. Additional accommodations may be provided through the Access Center; call 651/779-3354 to see
if you qualify for services. Students must know their Century College student ID number and bring a current
photo ID to the testing center.
Application requirements
The following Century College courses or exact transfer equivalents must be successfully completed by
the application deadline:
BIOL 1024 Human Biology or BIOL 2031 and BIOL 2032
HLTH 1001 Medical Terminology, with a grade of C or higher
CAPL 1010 Introduction to Software Applications, with a grade of C or higher
or
CSCI 1020 Introduction to Personal Computers and Information Systems, with a grade of C or higher
(Applicants for the Day Program may take CAPL or CSCI along with their first semester courses, although
it is preferred to be completed in advance.)
The following courses should be completed as soon as possible, and must be completed prior to completion of
MEDA 1002 and 1012:
COMM 1031 Interpersonal Communication or COMM 1051 Intercultural Communication
ENGL 1020 OR 1021 English Composition, with a grade of C or higher
PSYC 1020 General Psychology or PSYC 1041 Developmental Psychology or PSYC 1030 Psychology of
Adjustment
NOTE: Applicants to the Spring semester evening program should have completed all general courses to
be eligible for selection. Contact program department if you have any questions.
Students must also have a 2.0 Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) GPA to earn the Medical Assistant
Diploma.
Applicants are required to have an official copy of their final high school transcripts or GED transcript on file
with the college prior to the application deadline. Students who have graduated from a high school outside of
the United States must have their transcripts submitted through WES-World Education Services (www.wes.org)
prior to the application deadline.
Please see an advisor for assistance with requests or petitions.
Official transcripts from non-Minnesota State institutions must be mailed directly to Century College and
postmarked by the deadline date. For information regarding transcripts please contact the DARS/Transfer
Office at 651/779-3908 or dars@century.edu
After admission: attend the program orientation
Attendance at the program’s Student Orientation is mandatory for all students (new and returning) accepted
into the Medical Assistant program. Failure to attend will result in your being dropped from the program roster
and an alternate will be awarded your seat.
In the event you are admitted to the program, Century College will send a letter to inform you as to the date
and time of the Medical Assisting program’s New Student Orientation.
General Education/ MnTC Requirements: 13 credits Career/Occupational Requirements 5 credits
Goal 1 Communication: 7 credits
ENGL 1020 Composition I OR 4
ENGL 1021 Composition I 4
HLTH 1001 Medical Terminology 2
Select one of these COMM courses 3
COMM 1031 Interpersonal Communication (Goal 7)
COMM 1051 Intercultural Communication (Goal 8)
Goals 3 or 4 Sciences/Math/Logical Reasoning: 3 credits
BIOL 1024 Human Biology* 3
*Students may also use BIOL 2031 and BIOL 2032 to meet program
(Recommended if pursuing Nursing)
Goal 5 History/Social/Behavioral Sciences: 3/4 credits
Select one of these PSYC courses
PSYC 1020 General Psychology 4
PSYC 1030 Psychology of Adjustment 3
PSYC 1041 Developmental Psychology 3*/4
*PSYC 1041 was 3 credits until Spring 2014.
Select one of the following computer courses: 3
CAPL 1010 Intro to Software Applications OR
CSCI 1020 Intro to Personal Computers and
Information Systems
(Applicants for the Day Program may take CAPL or CSCI along with
their first semester courses, although it is preferred to be
completed in advance.)
NOTE 1: CPR certification at the Health Care Provider or Professional Rescuer Level (EMS 1010 or equivalent)
must be completed prior to the completion of MEDA 1001 Lab Techniques 1.
NOTE 2: All General and Career/Occupational requirements must be completed prior to MEDA 1780 Clinical
Externship.
Schedule of Medical Assistant Courses
Fall 2020 DAY Start:
Fall Semester
(August-December)
MEDA 1001 Lab Techniques I (5 cr) **
MEDA 1011 Clinical Assisting I (5 cr)
MEDA 1020 Admin. Procedures (4 cr) +
MEDA 1030 Pharmacology for Medical Assistants (3 cr) +
(may be completed during the spring)
Spring Semester
(January-May)
MEDA 1002 Lab Techniques II (5 cr)
MEDA 1012 Clinical Assisting II (5 cr)
Summer Semester
(May-August)
MEDA 1780 Clinical Externship (6 cr)
(300 hours)
All other program courses and general
education courses must be completed prior to
externship
+ If not previously completed
** CPR Certification (Health Care providerAmerican Heart Association or Professional RescuerAmerican Red Cross) must be
completed prior to the completion of MEDA 1001 Lab Techniques 1.
Spring 2021 DAY Start:
Spring Semester
(January-May)
MEDA 1001 Lab Techniques I (5 cr) **
MEDA 1011 Clinical Assisting I (5 cr)
MEDA 1020 Admin. Procedures (4 cr) +
MEDA 1030 Pharmacology for Medical Assistants (3 cr) +
(may be completed during fall)
Fall Semester
(August-December)
MEDA 1002 Lab Techniques II (5 cr)
MEDA 1012 Clinical Assisting II (5 cr)
Spring Session
(January-March)
MEDA 1780 Clinical Externship (6 cr)
(300 hours)
All other program courses and general
education courses must be completed
prior to externship
+ If not previously completed
** CPR Certification (Health Care providerAmerican Heart Association or Professional RescuerAmerican Red Cross) must be
completed prior to the completion of MEDA 1001 Lab Techniques 1.
Spring Evening 2021 Start:
Spring Semester
(January-May)
MEDA 1001 Lab Techniques I (5 cr) **
MEDA 1011 Clinical Assisting I (5 cr)
MEDA 1020 Admin. Procedures (4 cr) +
MEDA 1030 Pharmacology for Medical Assistants (3 cr) +
(recommended to take prior to program start)
Summer Semester
(May-August)
MEDA 1002 Lab Techniques II (5 cr)
MEDA 1012 Clinical Assisting II (5 cr)
Fall Session
(August-December)
MEDA 1780 Clinical Externship (6 cr)
(300 hours)
All other program courses and general
education courses must be completed
prior to externship
+ If not previously completed
** CPR Certification (Health Care providerAmerican Heart Association or Professional RescuerAmerican Red Cross) must be
completed prior to the completion of MEDA 1001 Lab Techniques 1.
Human Services Background Study
Minnesota Law requires any individual having contact with patients to complete a Human Services background study prior to starting the
service learning project in MEDA 1011. An individual may be disqualified from having patient contact and would not be permitted to
participate in the clinical externship. Contact the Minnesota Department of Human Services with any questions.
Social Security Notice:
Many colleges/universities, including Century College, use Social Security numbers for student identification purposes on student
records. Providing your Social Security number is voluntary. If you do not provide this number, your application will still be processed.
This data is requested for purposes of administration, program evaluation and consumer and alumni data. Your number also may be
used to create summary information about system programs through data matches with other state agencies.
Data Privacy Notice:
The college is asking you to provide information that includes private and/or confidential information under state and federal law. You are
not legally required to provide the information the college is requesting; however, the college may not be able to effectively process
your application if you do not provide sufficient information. With some exceptions, unless you consent to further release of private
information, access to this information will be limited to school officials, including faculty who have legitimate educational interests in the
information. Under certain circumstances, federal and state laws authorize release of private information without your consent: (1) to
other schools in which you seek to enroll, or are enrolled, if you are first notified of the release; (2) to federal, state and local officials
for purposes of program compliance, audit or evaluation; (3) as appropriate in connection with your application for, or receipt of,
financial aid; (4) to your parents, if your parents claim you as a dependent student for tax purposes; (5) if the information is sought with a
subpoena, to an organization engaged educational research or accrediting agency. Minnesota State Colleges and Universities abide by the
provision of Title IX and other federal and state laws forbidding discrimination on the bases of sex, race, color, national origin or handicap
and all other state and federal laws regarding equal opportunity.
Immunization information:
Vaccination for Hepatitis B, MMR, Varicella, Tdap will be required prior to the start of MEDA 1012. A Mantoux Test is also required
before clinical externship, specifics will be discussed at orientation. An annual Flu shot is also recommended and required at certain
externship sites. Consult instructor regarding required tests or immunizations.
CPR requirement:
Students must be currently certified in CPR for the Health Care Provider-American Heart Association or Professional RescuerAmerican
Red Cross prior to the completion of MEDA 1001 Lab Techniques 1 in the Medical Assisting program.
Policy information:
A copy of the program’s policy on hazardous materials, bloodborne and infectious diseases will be distributed at New Student
Orientation.
You are encouraged to make a copy of this application.
EMAIL COMPLETED APPLICATIONS TO:
sherry.hegstrom@century.edu or star.poindexter@century.edu
OR
MAIL COMPLETED APPLICATIONS TO:
Century College Admissions Office
3300 Century Ave N
White Bear Lake, MN
Application questions can be directed to Star Poindexter at star.poindexter@century.edu
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MEDICAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM APPLICATION
Completion of this application provides the information necessary to be considered for full admission to the Century
College Medical Assistant program.
THIS APPLICATION IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE CENTURY COLLEGE APPLICATION FORM.
Fall Semester
(year)
DAY
Spring Semester (year) DAY _ EVENING _ (Indicate Preference)
Century College Student ID # (required):
Social Security # (optional)
Address
City
State
Zip Code
Home Phone
Cell Phone
e-mail address
The following Century College courses or exact transfer equivalent must be completed by the application deadline. Please
indicate the name of the course, where it was taken, the semester and grade.
COURSE INSTITUTION SEMESTER GRADE
BIOL 1024 Human Biology or BIOL 2031 and BIOL 2032
HLTH 1001 Medical Terminology, with a grade of C or higher
CAPL 1010 Introduction to Software Applications, with a grade of C or higher
OR
CSCI 1020 Introduction to Personal Computers and Information Systems, with a grade of C or
higher
Applicants applying for the EVENING program must ALSO complete the following Century College courses or exact transfer
equivalent prior to the application deadline. Please indicate the name of the course, where it was taken, the semester and grade.
COMM 1031 Interpersonal Communication or COMM 1051 Intercultural Communication
ENGL 1021 English Composition, with a grade of C or higher or
ENGL 1020 English Composition, with a grade of C or higher
PSYC 1020 General Psychology or PSYC 1041 Developmental Psychology or PSYC 1030
Psychology of Adjustment
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For your application to be processed, the following is required, if applicable:
1. Admission: Applicants to the Century College Medical Assistant program must first be admitted to Century College. If you have not previously
attended Century College, please submit a Century College application with the $20 application fee. (The $20 application fee is only required for
NEW Century College applications.) This application is not a substitute for the Century College Application form. NOTE: Applicants to Century
College must be in good academic and financial standing at all previously attended Minnesota State institutions or college admission may be
denied.
I am a current or former Century College student
Century College application has been submitted
2. High School Education: Applicants are required to have an official copy of their final high school transcripts or GED transcript on file with the
college prior to the application deadline.
Official transcript has been requested
NOTE: Students who have graduated from a high school outside of the United States must have their transcripts submitted
through WES-World Education Services (www.wes.org) prior to the application deadline.
3. College Education: Applicants must supply official transcripts for all post-secondary institutions at which they previously enrolled (even if no credit
or clock hours were earned), and official transcripts for all post-secondary credits (including military, CLEP, and advanced placement). Credits
earned must be from a Regionally Accredited institution(s). If you have attended a Minnesota State college or university, ask the DARS/Transfer
Services Office (DARS@century.edu) to pull an E-transcript. Send official copies of all other non-Minnesota State institutions transcripts if not
already done. Official copies of non-Minnesota State transcripts should be sent to Century College DARS/Transfer Services Office. All transcripts
must be processed (printed) by the application deadline date.
All official transcripts have been requested
NOTE: International college credits must be evaluated by World Education Services, Educational Credential Evaluators
ECE or other international evaluator.
If you are an International Student did you apply for a World Education Services or ECE Educational Credential Evaluators
transcript evaluation? YES NO Not Applicable
4. ACCUPLACER Course Placement Testing: Course placement scores are required to determine program readiness. Placement requirements are:
Reading placement at college level. (Exemption to the Reading assessment will be given in accordance with college policy. Please contact the
Assessment Office at 651/779-3352 for details).
ACCUPLACER Course Placement Testing for placement in Reading has been completed at Century College or
submitted from another institution?
All developmental coursework for Reading indicated by assessments has been completed. (All developmental
coursework must be completed with a grade of C or better to qualify.
5. Have you filed a Century College Academic Petition or Request for Exception to Admission Requirements form?
YES _ NO
Misrepresentation of application information is grounds for canceling application. I certify the information I have provided on this application form and
all other admission application materials are complete, accurate and true to the best of my knowledge.
SIGNATURE REQUIRED: Date:
Admission is granted without regard to race, creed, color, sex, age, national origin or handicap. This institution abides by the provisions of Title IX, federal legislation
forbidding discrimination on the basis of sex and by all other federal laws regarding equal opportunity.
Note: Federal and state legislation requires that the contents of student files be open to review by the student. Application forms, high school transcripts, test date, letters,
and recommendations that are sent as part of any application for admission will be open to the student's review upon request.
Century College is a member of the Minnesota State system. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. This application can be made available
in alternative formats for people with disabilities by calling 651.779.3354 (voice) or through the Minnesota Relay Service at 1.800.627.3529.
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