Associate of Applied Science Degree
National American University's (NAU) Associate of Applied Science Medical Assisting degree program utilizes a combination of lecture and laboratory sessions, as well as a practicum following completion of required coursework, in order to prepare students 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. 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, Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Colorado Springs, Denver, Independence, Overland Park, Roseville, and Sioux Falls, 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 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, Florida 33756, phone (727)210-2350, fax (727) 210-2354.
To learn more about program goals, learning outcomes and course descriptions, view the undergraduate catalog.
NAU offers courses online, on-campus, or a combination of both, depending on program and availability.
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