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Diploma in Medical Assisting

A medical assistant school in the Dallas metro area - Mesquite

Medical Assistant Certification School

National American University's Diploma in Medical Assisting program at its school in Dallas (Mesquite) 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 healthcare provider such as a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant. 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 a healthcare provider. To learn more about program goals, learning outcomes, and course descriptions, view the undergraduate catalog.

To learn more about program goals, learning outcomes, and course descriptions, view the . For more information call (800) 548-0605 or visit the Mesquite campus page.

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Key Courses

  • Medical Law & Ethics
  • Medical Record Management
  • Laboratory Techniques I
  • Laboratory Techniques II
  • Clinical Science Lab I
  • Clinical Science Lab II
  • Clinical Science Lab III
  • Medical Office Procedures

Students in some programs may be required to take online classes and attend classes at different locations.

Certification Exam

Graduates of the Medical Assisting Diploma Program are able to sit for the following exams:

  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (National Healthcare Association)
  • Registered Medical Assistant (American Medical Technologists)
  • National Certified Medical Assistant (National Center for Competency Testing)
  • Clinical Medical Assistant Certification (American Medical Certification Association)

The medical assisting programs offered at Albuquerque, Bellevue, Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Centennial, Colorado Springs, Georgetown, Independence, Indianapolis, Mesquite, Rochester, Roseville, Sioux Falls, Tulsa, Wichita (East), 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 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763, (727) 210-2350.

Graduates of the accredited programs are eligible to sit for the CMA (AAMA) exam.

Gainful Employment Disclosures

To read disclosure information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed this program and other important information, select the type of student that best describes you.


About Dallas / Mesquite

National American University’s Mesquite campus is conveniently located in the Town Center East Plaza of the Dallas metro area. The Mesquite campus has been serving students in the east Dallas area and provides the caring and supportive environment needed to achieve academic success. In addition to its strong business and accounting curriculum, the Mesquite campus offers excellent degree programs in the healthcare field, criminal justice, and information technology. The flexibility and convenience of participating in online and on campus classes allows students to earn their degree while maintaining busy lifestyles. Located off of the North 635 LBJ Freeway, the Mesquite campus is conveniently located in the adjoining parking of Town East Mall, next to Shepler’s. More information about Mesquite and the surrounding area is available at the following sites:

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