National American University's Associate of Applied Science Medical Assisting degree program offered through NAU's school in Colorado Springs utilizes a combination of lecture and laboratory sessions, as well as a practicum following completion of required coursework, in order 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.
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- 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, Rochester, 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:
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The foregoing information is provided in accordance with MAERB Policy 210.
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About Colorado Springs
National American University’s Colorado Springs campus is conveniently located in the heart of Colorado Springs. The
Colorado Springs campus has been serving students in the southern Colorado area since 1974, and has long been considered
one of NAU’s flagship campus locations. In addition to its strong business and information technology curriculum, the
Colorado Springs campus offers excellent medical degree programs in medical assisting, medical administrative assistant,
medical staff services, RN foundation courses, and healthcare management. Located at 1915 Jamboree Drive, Suite 185, at the
intersection of Chapel Hills Drive and Jamboree Drive, the Colorado Springs campus is easily accessible from Interstate 25 or
Academy Boulevard, and is convenient to downtown as well as all suburban areas and military bases.