The Medical Assisting Associate of Applied Science degree program offered through NAU's school in Centennial (Denver metro area) 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 physician. 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 physician. To learn more about program goals, learning outcomes and course descriptions, view the undergraduate catalog.
- Medical Law & Ethics
- Medical Record Management
- Laboratory Techniques I
- Laboratory Techniques II
Students in some programs may be required to take online classes and attend classes at different locations.
Graduates of accredited programs are eligible to take the national certification exam to become a Certified Medical Assistant CMA (AAMA) after the completion of your associate degree
The medical assisting programs offered at Albuquerque, Austin, Bellevue, Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Colorado Springs, Georgetown, Independence, Overland Park, Roseville, Sioux Falls, Tulsa, Wichita, 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 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, (727) 210-2350.
Graduate and Employer Satisfaction
The following table presents the weighted average of responses submitted by graduates of the medical assisting program and employers of graduates who participated in annual satisfaction surveys conducted during the following years:
Survey results reported the following year
The foregoing information is provided in accordance with MAERB Policy 210.
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About Denver - Centennial
National American University’s Centennial campus is conveniently located in the heart of the southwest Denver metro area. The Centennial campus has been serving students in the Denver metro area since 2010 with state of the art classrooms. In addition to its strong business and online curriculum, the Centennial campus offers excellent degree programs in all the allied health areas and IT programs. Located at the intersection of University Boulevard and County Line Road, just off C-470, the campus is convenient to Centennial, Littleton, Highlands Ranch, and central Denver.