Online Associate of Science in Medical Assisting
Taught from a Christian perspective, Point University’s Associate of Science in Medical Assisting program prepares students for a successful career in the healthcare field as a medical assistant. This program equips students with a strong foundation in medical terminology, medical systems and procedures, patient safety, and office management. Students will be eligible for post-program certification exams, such as the Certified Medical Assistant credential from the National Center for Competency Testing, and may continue their education by seeking a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration.
1. Utilize appropriate medical terminology to communicate with office personnel, physicians, and other medical staff.
2. Demonstrate a broad conceptual knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, and body systems as they relate to disease causation, disease prevention, and health promotion.
3. Master the usage of technology to document patient medical records and maintain patient privacy according to HIPAA and other federal regulations.
The online associate in medical assisting program’s comprehensive curriculum is designed to help you develop foundational knowledge in front office management, medical terminology, and patient safety. In addition to a Clinical Externship that can be completed at a location near you, listed below are some of the courses offered to students:
- Medical Terminology
- Introduction to Medical Coding & Billing
- Medical Systems & Procedures
- Medical Ethics & Legal Considerations
As a completely asynchronous program (with the exception of the on-ground Clinical Externship at the end of the program), the online associate degree in medical assisting at Point University allows students to structure their own study schedule. While there are weekly deadlines associated with the online medical office assisting program, there are no required meeting times, so students are able to complete their work at their convenience. For this reason, the program length differs depending on how many credits students choose to take per term. On average, students complete the 62 credits required for the online associate in medical assisting degree in two years.
All students enrolled in the associate degree in medical assisting online program at Point University pay the same tuition rate, regardless of the state where the student resides. Already one of the most affordable choices among private colleges, Point University offers online students almost 40% off regular on-campus tuition.
Rate: $410 per credit hour*
To view a complete breakdown of tuition and fees, visit our Tuition & Fees: Online Students page.
*Tuition rate effective through summer semester 2020.
Point’s online associate degree in medical assisting will equip you with the knowledge and tools to launch successful careers across a wide range of roles, such as:
- Clerical and Medical Billing Expert
- Medical Administrative Assistant
- Doctor’s Office Assistant
- Medical Clinic Receptionist
Point University offers the medical assisting program in a fully-online format. Online students engage in asynchronous learning through a course website that facilitates interaction with their instructor and classmates.
This degree is 100% online with a professional internship you can take near your home. Take courses anytime – from anywhere in the world.
Up to 30 credit hours can be transferred into this program from an accredited institution, shortening your degree time by half.
Your faith will be strengthened with courses taught from a Christian worldview.
As an online student, you’ll receive the same quality education from respected professors as our on-campus students.
Our mentorship program for online students promotes development that’s tailored to fit your personal and professional goals.
SMALL CLASS SIZE
Our 13-to-1 student to professor ratio provides a small class size where you’re not just a student – you’re family.
At Point University, you’ll develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, all while learning to be an effective leader. Get started today to discover your place in the Point family!
I’m entering my third year in the online program at Point University and am impressed. They have really created a model that works and challenges.
– Terri LaGrange, online student