A.A.S. in Medical Assistant

Charter College A.A.S. in Medical Assistant Anchorage, Alaska

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Updated May 13, 2024

The AAS in Medical Assisting Program equips students with a diverse set of skills essential for success in the health care field. From conducting ECG diagnostic testing to mastering Point of Care testing, students are prepared for a range of tasks. Key skills include accurate blood specimen collections, appropriate coding, claim submissions, record auditing, supervisory abilities, and proficiency in communication and critical thinking. Additionally, students gain an understanding of health care policies at different levels of government.

Key Skills Taught:

  • Performing accurate ECG diagnostic testing
  • Conducting successful blood specimen collections with appropriate technique
  • Administering Point of Care testing (urinalysis, glucose, occult blood, pregnancy testing)
  • Assigning appropriate codes for diagnoses and procedures
  • Creating accurate claim submissions for reimbursement
  • Auditing patient records for completion and accuracy
  • Demonstrating supervisory and management skills
  • Using critical thinking and problem-solving skills for workplace concerns
  • Exhibiting effective written and oral communication skills in a professional environment
  • Understanding key federal, state, and local health care policies

Program Features:

  • Blended learning delivery method
  • Degree completion program
  • Entry-level position preparation for medical assistants in various health care settings


  • Medical Assistants

Tuition: How Much Does Charter College's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

From Charter College's website

The Medical Assistant AAS Program at Charter College-Alaska has a tuition cost of $20,550. This cost is exclusive of any additional fees or expenses. It's important to note that this is the cost for the entire program, not per quarter or per credit. The cost has been calculated based on the total program requirements and does not vary with in-state or out-of-state status.

Program Length: How Long Is Charter College's Medical Assisting Associate Program?

The program length for the A.A.S. in Medical Assistant program is 7 months.

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About Charter College

Charter College is an independent institution of higher education that focuses on career training programs in areas such as health care, information technology, business, veterinary care, and the trades. 

Founded in 1985, the college has been delivering relevant career training for over 35 years, helping students transition into professional roles. Charter College is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

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