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Medical Assistant Online

Interested in becoming a medical assistant – but don’t have the time or money to take traditional campus-based courses? Are you hoping to find a satisfying job where you can feel good about improving people’s quality of life? A career as a medical assistant could be an excellent fit for you. Enroll in our online program!

Program Overview

Our online medical assistant program provides training through a variety of methods. Even if you have a family and a full-time job, you can still get the education you want – without sacrificing everything else. You have the freedom of completing your work from anywhere.

The online Associate of Science Degree in Medical Assisting is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to perform the duties of a medical assistant under the direction of a doctor in private or group practices, clinics, and other medical facilities.

The online curriculum includes training in a variety of clinical and administrative duties that include but are not limited to: assisting physicians and preparing patients for examinations, recording vital signs, performing diagnostic tests, medication administration and specimen collection and processing. Administrative duties may include: patient scheduling, records management, office correspondence, and insurance/billing matters.

In addition, as the capstone course of the program, students will gain experience in a physician’s office or appropriate facility by participating in an externship.

Certifications

The Daytona College Medical Assisting Program is recognized by the American Medical Technologists (AMT) and students will qualify for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification examination upon graduating from our Medical Assisting program.

In addition, graduates from our Medical Assisting programs will qualify for the EKG Technician Certification (CET) and Phlebotomy Technician Certification (CPT) examinations through the National Healthcare Association upon graduating from either the Associate of Science or Medical Assisting Diploma programs.  Graduates are required to complete all documentation and meet the standards of the certification agencies.

*This program is currently offered via distance education as well as on-campus in a blended learning format.

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