Online Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
AUMT Medical Assistant Program is designed to prepare a student to become a Medical Assistant with a short yet comprehensive course of study. This fast-track training prepares the student to sit for the Medical Assistant (CCMA) national certification exam offered through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) using a variety of classroom and externship training experiences.
A medical assistant assists doctors with administrative procedures such as answering the telephone, scheduling appointments, bookkeeping, filing, insurance forms, and basic insurance billing. Medical Assistants also assist doctors in clinical procedures such as vital signs, injections, blood draws, basic lab tests, administration of medications, minor surgeries, and positioning patients for examinations. Instruction will include a basic overview of the administration of the medical office, anatomy, and physiology of the body systems, and clinical components, utilizing didactic and hands-on practice.
The didactic lecture covers the theory of every subject associated with the front and back office. Laboratory instruction provides hands-on training associated with listed clinical and administrative procedures, verified through a skills check-off system. Upon successful completion of the didactic portion of the program, each candidate is required to complete 160 hours of externship.
Job Outlook: In California, the number of Medical Assistants is expected to grow much faster than the average growth rate for all occupations. Jobs for Medical Assistants are expected to increase by 29.2 percent or 24,800 jobs between 2016 and 2026. EDD reports the median wage for Medical Assistants in California in 2020 is $38,772 annually or $18.64 hourly.
Students must be 18 years or older and have either a high school diploma or a GED certificate.
Medical Assistant Program Schedule:
Start Dates: Contact Admin
200 Hour of Didactic
160 Hour of Externship
Mon - Thu (online) 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Fri (in-person clinical) 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
National Exam Date: TBA
Students completing the Medical Assistant Program at AUMT are able to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
Tuition and Fees:
Application Fee: $245.00
NHA Exam Fee: $155.00 (payable to NHA)
*Textbook is not included