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Administrative Clinic Assistant Overview

Administrative Clinic Assistant

Career/Program Overview

A career as an Administrative Clinic Assistant involves patient and physician contact, detailed appointment scheduling, phone work, electronic medical record maintenance and tracking. Students will understand the importance of team building, working in a fast paced electronic work environment. Training will involve both classroom training and hands on training Successful completion of this program would prepare graduate to assume the role of a Patient Service Representative, Patient Appointment Coordinator and Clinical Assistant.


Coursework will include written and oral communications, document production human relations, customer service skills, computer basics and patient interactions as an administrative clinic assistant. 

Program/Degree Options

  • Administrative Clinic Assistant Diploma (33 credits)
  • Administrative Clinic Assistant, Associate of Applied Science (60 credits)

Program Start Date(s)

Students can start coursework any semester. Full-time and part-time schedules are available. Courses are offered online, in a mixed format of online and on campus (hybrid). Many courses within this program are offered on campus too.

Career Opportunities/Information

Job opportunities for Administrative Clinic Assistants may be available in large and small clinics including Mayo Clinic, Olmsted Medical, Chiropractic, Podiatry, Optometric and Dental clinics.  Salaries will vary in Minnesota depending upon clinic specialty.  Average starting salary is $15.40 to $20.95.

Gainful Employment Programs

The U.S. Department of Education’s (USDE) gainful employment regulations require disclosure of certain program information for programs that lead to certificates or diplomas and are financial aid eligible.

The most current RCTC gainful employment information can be found at: http://www.rctc.edu/catalog/programs.


Rochester Community and Technical College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

For additional information on the most current list of RCTC program articulations see us at: http://www.rctc.edu/catalog/articulations

Additional Information

Program Website: http://www.rctc.edu/program/aca
Program Plan: http://www.rctc.edu/catalog/programs
More Information: http://www.rctc.edu/contact

Overview content updated: 2016-02-25

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