National American University's Associate of Applied Science Medical Assisting degree program offered at NAU's Mesquite 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 NAU's Mesquite 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
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.
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About 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: