Associate of Science in Medical Assisting
This program will provide you with the clinical training necessary to perform a variety of medical responsibilities including preparing patients, performing CPR and first aid, obtaining and analyzing specimens, performing EKG procedures, and sterilizing instruments. Upon graduation, you will be prepared to take the Certified Medical Assistant (C.M.A.) examination.
This program is perfect for you if you have a natural compassion for patients and are interested in developing administrative and clinical skills to assist providers in routine medical care. Our graduates have also been successful in moving up into medical office manager positions.
The Medical Assisting Associate Degree focuses on teaching:
- Medical terminology
- Anatomy and physiology
- Preparing patients
- Performing CPR and first aid
- Obtaining and analyzing specimens
- Performing ECG procedures
- Sterilization of instruments
Find out more information about program successes in graduation rates, placement rates and occupations for this program. View Licensure Disclosures by State.
Our program has been accredited with CAAHEP since 1999, which makes you eligible to take the national exam. This will give you the credentials of CMA (AAMA). The Sullivan University Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763(727-210-2350).
The Medical Assisting program at Sullivan University College of Allied Health Lexington campus has the following measures for 2016 based on the most recent Annual Report Form submitted to the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP):
Job Placement rate of 81.82%
Retention rate of 92.86%
Exam passage rate of 100%
Length: 24 months, 18 months accelerated
Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.
Students must choose one additional General Education class from the Humanities / Fine Arts category. This class is in addition to the required General Education classes listed in the program.