Medical Assistant Training at American National University

Why American National University?

  • Convenience and flexibility – With day and evening classes¹ you have the flexibility to work as you earn your degree.
  • Personal attention – You're not just a face in a crowd, our small class sizes allow for personal attention from instructors.
  • Career professionals as instructors – With current and relevant curricula, you will learn from instructors with real-world field experience who will guide and mentor you.
  • Career services – Our career services team starts to help you before you graduate with your resume, cover letters, interviewing techniques and how to search for great career opportunities.
  • Alumni benefits – Our support doesn't end at graduation, as an alumnus you will have access to our career services and refresher² courses available throughout your career.

Medical Assistant Program

Medical Assistants are vital in the day-to-day work of most health care facilities such as doctors' offices, immediate care facilities, nursing homes, clinics, and hospitals. Medical Assistants perform both hands-on patient care (such as taking blood pressure and drawing blood) as well as taking a patient's medical history. Medical Assistants also handle administrative and clerical duties, including answering the phone and scheduling appointments.

In American National University's associate's degree program in Medical Assisting¹ you will participate in clinical laboratory classes, where you can apply the knowledge you have learned in the classroom and build real-world skills today's employers are looking for. You will also participate in a mandatory externship, which offers further opportunities to apply learned skills and competencies. Our hands-on medical assistant training will give you the experience and confidence to succeed in one of the fastest-growing occupations.

In addition to serving as a strong foundation for pursuing a bachelor's degree in Health Care Management, this associate's degree program is designed to give you the skills and techniques needed for employment as a medical assistant or phlebotomist in a physician's or dental office or in a wide variety of healthcare facilities.

¹While widely available, not all courses are available at all class times or offered every term. Check with a University Student Services representative.

Your Learning Experience

As a medical assisting associate's degree student, your coursework incudes hands-on training to develop the skills you need:

  • Medical procedures training to cover areas such as taking patients' vital signs, collecting laboratory specimens, performing routine tests such as electrocardiography (EKG) and administering therapeutic injections and vaccinations.
  • You will also complete a foundation set of courses in anatomy, pharmacology, healthcare law and ethics, and learn how to handle administrative and clerical duties.
  • A clinical externship of 160 hours of real-world work experience to include caring for patients one-on-one, performing medical procedures, gathering patient information and helping healthcare facilities stay organized.

Graduates of the medical assisting program are eligible to sit for nationally administered certifying examinations and earn the designations of Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) and/or Registered Medical Assistant (RMA).

Campus Locations

  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Austin, TX
  • Bellevue, NE
  • Bloomington, MN
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Burnsville, MN
  • Centennial, CO
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Georgetown, TX
  • Independence, MO
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Lee's Summit, MO
  • Lewisville, TX
  • Mesquite, TX
  • Minnetonka, MN
  • Overland Park, KS
  • Richardson, TX
  • Rochester, MN
  • Roseville, MN
  • Sioux Falls, SD
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Wichita, KS
  • Zona Rosa, MO


American National University and National College are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award the degree levels outlined below. This institution has been continuously accredited by ACICS since 1954.

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