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Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) in Medical Assistant

This Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assistant program is designed for graduates of the Charter College Certificate in Medical Assistant program who are medical assisting professionals and who hold a current national certification as a medical assistant (e.g., AAMA, NCCT, NHA, etc.).

Upon successful completion of the program (see Graduation Requirements section of the catalog), students could enhance an existing allied health career, as well as seek and obtain entry-level employment in a medical assistant-related field.

Admissions Requirements:

  • Be a graduate of the Charter College Certificate in Medical Assistant program with a confirmed certificate and a minimum of 36 quarter credit hours in a medical assistant concentration. Medical Assisting professionals who are not graduates of Charter College may seek enrollment into the Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health program.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher confirmed with official transcript
  • Hold a current national medical assistant certification (e.g., AAMA, NCCT, NHA, etc.)
  • Pass the Wonderlic SLE-Q assessment test with a minimum score of 15
  • All students must attest to having a high school diploma, a recognized equivalency certificate (e.g., GED), or have passed State-authorized examination recognized as the equivalent of a high school diploma (e.g., High School Equivalent Test (HiSET) or Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC), or other State-authorized examination).

Program Highlights:

This degree program provides students with additional skills and expands their knowledge base in these subjects:

  • Health care systems
  • Electrocardiography
  • Phlebotomy and laboratory procedures
  • Billing and coding
  • Electronic health records
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Legal and ethical issues in health care
  • General education courses in mathematics, environmental science, communication, ethics and sociology

Program Length:

30 weeks

Charter College offers a flexible year-round schedule. Classes enrolling now.


*This program is offered online through Charter College Vancouver for non-Alaskan residents and through Charter College Anchorage for Alaskan residents.


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