Medical Assisting, Certificate | Part time online | American National University | Salem, United States
2 days
15840 USD/full
15840 USD/full
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The Medical Assisting course offered by American National University has been created to provide additional training to accompany your existing degree(s) to make you stand out in the workplace.


What you will study

Upon successful completion of the Medical Assisting course offered by American National University, students will be able to:

  • Perform the clinical fundamentals of a medical assistant. This can include applying principles of aseptic technique and infection control, screening and following-up on patients’ test results, and performing diagnostic testing by collecting and processing specimens.
  • Actively participate in patient care by adhering to established patient screening procedures. This can include obtaining patient history and vitals, preparing examination and treatment areas as well as preparing patients for procedures and treatment, and assisting with examinations, procedures, and treatment.
  • Adapt communications to an individual’s ability to understand by recognizing and respecting cultural diversity, as well as how to treat all patients with compassion and empathy by utilizing psychological theories. Serve as a liaison to patients as they navigate their needs through tasks like providing instruction of health promotion and disease prevention and locating community resources.
  • Recognize and respond to emergencies and coordinate patient care information with other health care providers.

Programme Structure

The program focuses on:

  • anatomy
  • pharmacology
  • physiology
  • phlebotomy
  • taking patients’ vital signs
  • collecting laboratory specimens
  • performing routine tests such as electrocardiography (EKG)
  • administering therapeutic injections and vaccinations

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 days

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




48 SCH


Blended, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Other requirements

General requirements

The Medical Assisting Certificate program is designed exclusively to students and professionals who have previously earned an associate or bachelor’s degree and are:

  • Recent college graduates seeking a career as a medical assistant.
  • Experienced professionals seeking a career change into the medical field.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15840 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15840 USD for the full programme during 2 days.
  • National

    15840 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15840 USD for the full programme during 2 days.


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