National American University's Associate of Applied Science Medical Assisting degree program offered at NAU's Georgetown campus 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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The Medical Assisting Associate of Applied Science program offered through our Georgetown campus responds to the needs and expectations of the ever-changing healthcare environment including physicians, the public, employers, graduates, students, faculty, and nationally accepted standards of roles and functions. Through a student-centered competency-based curriculum, NAU utilizes cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains to prepare students for a career within the scope of specific training and state law.
- 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
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 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.
I chose NAU because I was excited to see an educational opportunity in my own backyard and I was thrilled that I do not have to travel far. I can still work, go to school, and stay in my neighborhood was a huge plus for me. I like the idea of distance learning, so that I can study at my own place and in my own time. I feel like the faculty at NAU really care about their students.
" Harmon Kruzie (Georgetown student)
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About Georgetown, TX
National American University's Georgetown campus is located in the county seat of Williamson County, Texas and serves the central Texas region as well as online students from across the state. Opened in March 2011, the campus offers a blend of on- campus and online courses. With a prime location just off of Interstate 35 in the beautiful Wolf Ranch Town Center shopping area, Georgetown serves students of all ages and backgrounds. Featuring degree programs in a wide range of areas such as Business, Accounting, IT, Allied Health, and Criminal Justice, the campus offers the flexibility of blended programs that students want while still providing the personal, caring support that students need. Williamson County is one of the fastest growing in Texas, and the Georgetown campus and its staff are excited to be a true community partner dedicated to providing the educational foundation for continued growth.