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Medical Assistant Program – Associate Degree

Patient Care from Phlebotomy to Empathy

A Medical Assistant is vital in the day-to-day work of most health care facilities such as doctors’ offices, immediate care facilities, nursing homes, clinics, and hospitals. Medical Assistants perform both hands-on patient care (such as taking blood pressure and drawing blood) as well as taking a patient’s medical history. Medical Assistants also handle administrative and clerical duties, including answering the phone and scheduling appointments.

As a Medical Assistant student at American National University, you will participate in clinical laboratory classes where you can apply the knowledge you have learned in the classroom and build real-world skills today’s employers are looking for. You will also participate in a mandatory externship, which offers further opportunities to apply learned skills and competencies. Our hands-on medical assistant training will give you the experience and confidence to succeed in one of the fastest-growing occupations.²

In addition to serving as a strong foundation for pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Health Care Management, this associate’s degree program is designed to give you the skills and techniques needed for employment as a medical assistant or phlebotomist in a physician’s or dental office or in a wide variety of healthcare facilities.

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Your Learning Experience

Your coursework includes hands-on training to develop the skills you need:

Graduates of the medical assisting program are eligible to sit for nationally administered certifying examinations and earn the designations of Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) and/or Registered Medical Assistant (RMA).

The Medical Assistant Program offered at American National University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) on recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board. The address and phone number for CAAHEP is: 25400 US Highway 19 North., Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763; 727-210-2350. You can check the list of accredited programs at

American National University promotes a progressive learning format, so as you earn a your associate’s degree you can immediately use your training to advance your career as you continue your education in high-demand fields at the bachelor’s degree level – areas such as Health Care Management or Business Administration–Management.

¹While widely available, not all courses are available at all class times or offered every term. Check with a University Student Services representative.

²Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012–2013 Edition, Medical Assistants, (accessed March 2013). Expected growth rate through the year 2020. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.

Except at our Stark County campus in Ohio.

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Why American National University?

¹While widely available, not all courses are available at all class times or offered every term. Check with a University Student Services representative.

²Refresher training is tuition-free for qualified students. Additional costs such as lab fees, books and supplies are the responsibilities of the student. Retraining is limited to the program from which the student graduated and is subject to space available.

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