Program Overview

Earning a medical assisting certificate online at Kaplan University could help prepare you to pursue opportunities in physicians' offices, hospitals, and health clinics.* As a medical assistant, you will interact with patients, physicians, and other health care providers on a regular basis. Through a combination of traditional teaching and hands-on training,† this program is designed to help you acquire the knowledge and skills required to become a professional medical assistant. As a graduate, you may be eligible to sit for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA), Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA), and National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) exams.

*Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Additional training or certification may be required.

†This program is not entirely online; you must complete an on-ground experience in your area to gain hands-on experience in a real-world health care environment.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Requirements

    Although certain programs at Kaplan University are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will pass those exams. In some cases, field experience and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams. Students should research the requirements in the state in which they intend to seek employment.

    Restrictions

    Residents of the following states may not enroll in the online Medical Assisting Certificate: Delaware, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, and Washington.

    School Overview

    Our Mission

    Kaplan University is an institution of higher learning dedicated to providing innovative undergraduate, graduate, and continuing professional education. Our programs foster student learning with opportunities to launch, enhance, or change careers in today’s diverse global society. The University is committed to general education, a student-centered service and support approach, and applied scholarship in a practical environment.

    About Kaplan University

    Are you committed to achieving your educational and career goals? Kaplan University not only offers online programs, but campus-based, and blended programs in fields such as social and behavioral sciences, business, criminal justice, education, health sciences,  information systems and technology,  legal studies, and nursing. Students can earn associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees as well as certificates and diplomas.

    Who We Are

    Kaplan University is a part of Kaplan Higher Education LLC, which is a subsidiary of Kaplan, Inc., a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company. Kaplan, Inc.'s wide range of products includes programs for kids and schools, test preparation, higher education and professional training. Each of our offerings helps students reach an important milestone in their education and careers.

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