Medical Assistant Degree
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Medical Assistant Associate of Applied Science Degree Details
The total program length of the Medical Assistant Associate of Applied Science
Degree Program is 1,260 clock hours, 92.5 quarter credits, and 70 weeks. Applicants transferring in 720 clock hours, 44.5 quarter credits or the recognized equivalent, will complete 540 clock hours, 48 quarter credits, and 40 weeks of training to be awarded an Associate of Applied Science Degree.
The Medical Assistant Associate of Applied Science Degree-completion program is designed for students who have already completed a medical assistant diploma/certificate program and are looking to further develop their skills in a variety of areas, such as communication, psychology, sociology, nutrition, and biology. You also will choose to take an administrative track, in which you’ll explore how to use computer software applications, healthcare information management, and medical law and ethics; or a clinical track, in which you’ll study emergency response, health assessment, and pathophysiology.
Additionally, our Associate Degree in Medical Assistant helps prepare students to become a key member of a medical team. Upon completion of the Medical Assistant Associate Degree program, the student should be prepared to seek employment work in such healthcare settings as hospitals, private clinics, health maintenance organizations and nursing homes.
Upon completion of the program, the student should be prepared to seek employment work in such healthcare settings as community health providers, hospitals, small and large multi-physician practices, outpatient care centers, managed care organizations, state and local community, public and home health agencies work in positions such as: Office Manager, Health and Social Service Coordinator or Administrator, Health Services Program Manager, Case Manager, Patient Representative, Patient Advocate, Admissions Coordinator or Administrator, Patient Access Specialist, and Service Coordinator.
As a student in Ross Online’s A.A.S. degree completion program, it will take an even greater commitment to your studies and, ultimately, to your future in the allied health field. Here are some things you can expect.
A More In-Depth Curriculum
From medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and cardiopulmonary procedures to financial recordkeeping, medical office procedures, and word processing, you will explore areas that touch the daily life of an allied healthcare professional.
A Broader Range of Subject Areas
In addition to the areas that you would expect to study as it directly relates to medical assisting, you’ll also explore areas like psychology, sociology, communications, and an array of computer applications and software programs. This will broaden your outlook and give you a well-rounded perspective.
An Enhanced Skill Set
And, when you finish the A.A.S. degree completion program, you can expect to have a deeper understanding of, and more fully developed skills in a number of areas necessary for success. Additionally, you’ll focus on other important areas specific to the program track you chose, whether it’s administrative or clinical.