AAS in Medical Assisting
Students enrolled in the Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting program have the chance to study health science and general education coursework. Students could develop foundational knowledge of the allied health sciences. Learn more about the Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting program here.
Official Program Name:
Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting
School Offering Program:
Associate of Applied Science
Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting program is designed to prepare students to pursue entry-level positions in the ambulatory medical field. Enrolled students could gain the technical skills, work habits, and knowledge necessary for employment in medical assisting. Students take coursework designed to help them develop skills in performing laboratory, administrative, and clinical procedures in a doctor's office or clinic. Students could be eligible to sit for certain certification examinations, including the Certified Medical Assistant or Registered Medical Assistant examinations, but completing the program may not meet all requirements for certification.* In addition to medical assisting coursework, students must meet general education requirements to graduate. Through general education courses, students could develop or enhance skills in critical analysis and thinking, research, ethical reasoning, and technology.
Program Length/Total Credits Required:
92 credits. Kaplan University defines an academic year as the time in which a full-time student is expected to complete three terms of instructional time. Full-time students are expected to complete at least 36 credit hours within the academic year.
Financial Aid Available:
Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include federal grants; military aid; and federal, state, and private lending programs.
Required Courses for an Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting:
Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.
- HS 101: Medical Law and Bioethics (5 credits)
- HS 111: Medical Terminology (5 credits)
- HS 120: Anatomy and Physiology I (5 credits)
- HS 130: Anatomy and Physiology II (5 credits)
- HS 140: Pharmacology (5 credits)
- HS 200: Diseases of the Human Body (5 credits)
- HS 210: Medical Office Management (5 credits)
- HS 220: Medical Coding and Insurance (5 credits)
- MA 260: Clinical Competencies I (5 credits)
- MA 270: Clinical Competencies II (5 credits)
- MA 290: Medical Assisting Externship and Evaluation (5 credits)
- CS 119: Academic Strategies for the Health Care Professional (5 credits)
- CS 210: Career Development Strategies (2 credits)
- 100/200-level: Communication Course (5 credits)
- 100/200-level: Mathematics Course (5 credits)
- 200-level: Communication Course (5 credits)
- Open Electives (15 credits)
Furthering Your Education:
Students completing the Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting program may be interested in continuing their education in a bachelor's degree program. Completing a bachelor's program could provide students additional flexibility in seeking positions or allow them to take on more responsibility in the workplace.
Bachelor's degree options for graduates include (but are not limited to):
- Bachelor of Science in Health Science
- Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science
- Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness
Graduates of Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting could gain skills and knowledge in a number of areas, including medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and pharmacology. Graduates could be prepared to pursue jobs that require administrative, clinical, and laboratory duties.
Positions graduates of this program could pursue include:
- Medical assistant
- Medical office assistant
- Medical coder
Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates
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