Online Medical Assisting

American National University offers four Medical Assisting programs:

Certified medical assistants perform both hands-on patient care, such as taking blood pressure and drawing blood, as well as handling administrative and clerical duties, including taking a patient’s medical history and scheduling appointments. The medical assistant class online will prepare you for employment as a medical assistant or administrative medical assistant.

Join a Growing Career Field

The medical sector is growing quickly, medical assisting being no exception. This career has a 16% projection through 2031, adding as many as 117,800 positions according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics*.

*BLS.gov projections may not reflect local economic fluctuations and do not guarantee job placement.

What makes our program unique?

Hands-on Laboratory Training

Coursework and Lab skills delivered online

Courses facilitated by industry professionals

 

Lab equipment is sent to your home so that you can learn hands-on the techniques and skills necessary to become a Medical Assistant

Courses and laboratories are conducted online with an instructor to guide you through the material.

Students are exposed to real-world scenarios, problem-solving, and networking opportunities through instructors who have spent time in the field.

What our Students Say

“[They] really have put a passion into their students, the work, and really show [we] can do these things.”
Camiel Finger
2023 Graduate

Program Overview

96 credit hours plus 162 hours of clinical externship gaining real-world experience.

Complete this program in 20 months!

$26,208

Includes: application fee, textbooks, first sitting of exams, and lab equipment sent to your home
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam offered through the National Healthcareer Association
  • CPR exam through the American Red Cross
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam offered through the National Healthcareer Association
  • Certified EKG Technician Certification (CET) exam offered through the National Healthcareer Association

48 credit hours plus 162 hours of clinical externship gaining real-world experience.

Complete this program in 9 months!

$15,840

Includes: application fee, textbooks, first sitting of exams, and lab equipment sent to your home

  • CPR exam through the American Red Cross
  • National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) administered by National Center for Competency Testing
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) administered by National Healthcareer Association
Students must already hold an undergraduate degree

96 credit hours plus 162 hours of clinical externship gaining real-world experience.

Complete this program in 18 months!

$26,400

Includes: application fee, textbooks, first sitting of exams, and lab equipment sent to your home

Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam administered through the National Healthcareer Association

48 credit hours 

Complete this program in 9 months!

$14,400

Includes: application fee, textbooks, first sitting of exams, and lab equipment sent to your home
  • MAAC exam administered through the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA)
Students must already hold an undergraduate degree

Accredited Programs

The online Medical Assisting programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) on recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board.

 

American National University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

 

Scholarships & Financial Aid

We recognize that many students need some type of financial assistance in order to make this investment in their future. Our Financial Services Team will sit down with prospective students to identify sources of financial assistance; some through the federal or state government and others through the University. We are committed to finding solutions for those who qualify.

 

Transfer Credits

We accept undergraduate transfer credits for your prior learning and professional, military, and volunteer experience. An undergraduate student must complete the last 25% of a degree program at ANU in order to graduate. That means you can transfer in up to 72 quarter credit hours can be transferred for an Associate’s degree.

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