Medical Assistant - Associate Degree

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Associate in Applied Science in Medical Assistant

Earn your medical assistant associate degree

At Minnesota School of Business & Globe University, our associate degree in medical assistant program can prepare you for a vital role supporting physicians, nurses and patients in a variety of fast-paced medical settings. And with full-time*, year-round study, you can complete this associate degree in medical assisting in less than two years.

*Taking a minimum of 15 credits per quarter

Our core curriculum emphasizes areas such as patient care services, immunology and physiology, and is enhanced by coursework in social sciences, natural sciences, humanities and communications. Classes simulate real-world clinical and laboratory settings and include industry-standard medical equipment.

We also offer clinical externship opportunities in outpatient family practices and other health care environments. On top of that, depending on your campus and the electives you choose, you can pursue certifications like Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) (AAMA) and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Limited Scope Operator Test. For qualified students, we even offer scholarships to defray the cost of exam fees.

Gain the skills employers want

Our medical assistant associate degree addresses a number of topics, including:

  • Providing quality, compassionate health care to a wide range of client populations
  • Performing dosage calculations, assessing potential drug interactions and administering medications as ordered by physicians
  • Supporting physicians and nurses by taking patient histories, routinely checking vitals and charting necessary data
  • Assisting with laboratory tests and other medical and diagnostic procedures
  • Ensuring security and patient privacy by applying OSHA principles and other legal and ethical knowledge to daily tasks and practices

On-campus learning for the personal attention you deserve

Minnesota School of Business & Globe University have several campuses throughout the Upper Midwest, so that our student environment is small, intimate, and personalized. From your admissions rep to your instructors to your classmates, we want you to be a name, not a number. We believe in your success – both in the classroom and beyond – which is why our schools provide both day or evening classes to choose from.

You’ll benefit from classwork in subjects such as:

  • Applied Ethics
  • Human Disease
  • Essential Lab Skills
  • Introduction to Patient Care

Minnesota School of Business & Globe University are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). ACICS is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Minnesota School of Business & Globe University offer employment assistance to its students and graduates; however, the school does not guarantee employment.
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This program is offered at the following locations:


South Dakota

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