Medical Assisting Associate's Degree

American National University

Medical Assisting Associate's Degree

Salem, Virginia

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assisting Associate's Degree Program focuses on essential skills in medical procedures, anatomy, pharmacology, communication, patient care, legal aspects, and emergency response. The program includes a clinical externship for practical experience.

Key Skills Taught:

  • Medical Procedures Training: Vital signs, specimen collection, EKGs, and injections
  • Anatomy and Pharmacology: Foundation courses on anatomy, pharmacology, healthcare law, and ethics
  • Clinical Externship: 162 hours of real-world patient care and procedures
  • Communication and Patient Care: Effective communication and compassionate care
  • Legal and Ethical Boundaries: Adherence to legal regulations in healthcare
  • Emergency Response: Recognizing and responding to emergencies

Program Features:

  • Certification Exams: CPR, CCMA, CPTC, and CET exams
  • Accreditation: CAAHEP-accredited program
  • Annual Report Outcomes: 80% passage rate for the 2020 graduate cohort

Additional Details:

  • Program Chair: Laura Diggle, MS, Certified Medical Assistant
  • Required Courses: Diseases of the Human Body, Dosage Calculation, Health Care Law, Pharmacology, Clinical Medical Assisting

Tuition: How Much Does American National University's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

From American National University's website

The Medical Assisting Associate's Degree program at American Normal University has a tuition cost of $26,208. This cost includes both the program tuition and associated fees. It's important to note that this cost estimate does not include any additional expenses such as books, materials, or living expenses. The cost is the same for both in-state and out-of-state students as there is no specific out-of-state tuition mentioned.

Program Length: How Long Is American National University's Medical Assisting Associate Program?

The program length for the Medical Assistant Associate Degree is a 96-credit degree that students can finish in less than 2 years..

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About American National University

American National University (ANU) is a private for-profit institution with multiple campuses across the United States, offering a range of career-oriented programs in healthcare, business, and information technology, from short-term diplomas to master's degrees. 

ANU is known for its accelerated programs, which allow students to learn and earn faster. The university has an open admissions policy and offers credit for life experiences. It is institutionally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).

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