Associate of Applied Science Degree
National American University's Medical Assisting program utilizes a combination of lecture and laboratory sessions, as well as an practicum following completion of required coursework. A medical assistant performs administrative and clinical duties in a physician's office or other outpatient care setting. Administrative duties may include patient scheduling, medical record management, medical insurance procedures and office accounts. Clinical duties may include interviewing and teaching patients, preparing patients for examination, and assisting the physician during the exam, performing routine laboratory testing, sterilizing instruments and equipment, and administering medications. A medical assistant with sufficient training and experience may become responsible for office management. Students complete a practicum before graduation. Graduates of accredited programs are eligible to take the national certification exam to become a Certified Medical Assistant (CMAAAMA) after the completion of your associate degree.
To learn more about program goals, learning outcomes and course descriptions, view our undergraduate catalog.
The medical assisting programs offered at Albuquerque, Bloomington, Colorado Springs, Denver, Independence, Overland Park, Roseville, and Sioux Falls 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.
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