Professional Organizations

American Association of Medical Assistants

The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) has a chapter in Minnesota and a local chapter in the south suburban area to allow the students to have a professional organization to affiliate with while in school. There is a national certification test that is taken at the completion of the program for the Certified Medical Assistant title. The AAMA provides a variety of continuing education activities as well as record keeping for participation. Sixty hours of continuing education every five years in various content areas is required to recertify the credential.

Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa recognizes and encourages scholarship among two-year college students. PTK provides opportunities for the development of leadership and service, an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas, lively fellowship of scholars, and stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.