Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting

A medical assisting school in the Kansas City metro area - Overland Park

Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting

National American University's Associate of Applied Science Medical Assisting degree program offered through NAU's school in Overland Park (Kansas City metro area) 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.

To learn more about program goals, learning outcomes, and course descriptions, view the . For more information call (855) 448-2318 or visit the locations campus page.

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The Medical Assisting Associate of Applied Science program offered through NAU's school in Overland Park (Kansas City Metro) 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.

Key Courses

  • 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.

Certification Exam

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

Program Information

The medical assisting program offered at Overland Park is 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:  
Campus Overland Park, KS
Graduate Survey Satisfaction 94%
Employer Survey Satisfaction 100%
Survey Years Survey results reported the following year 2010-2014
 
The foregoing information is provided in accordance with MAERB Policy 210.
 
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Disclosures

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About Overland Park

National American University’s Overland Park campus is conveniently located just 15 minutes from downtown Kansas City. The Overland Park campus has been serving students in western Missouri and eastern Kansas since 2001, and is one of four NAU campuses in the Kansas City metro area. In addition to its strong business, allied health and information technology curriculum, the Overland Park campus offers an exciting nursing program: the Bachelor’s in Nursing - Generalist degree. Located at 103rd Street and Highway 69 just north of the Corporate Woods area, the Overland Park campus is easily accessible from Highway 69 and Interstate 435.

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