Diploma in Medical Assisting
Rasmussen University

Program Details

Earn your Medical Assisting Diploma from a hands-on program and quickly start your healthcare journey. Select campuses are also accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).1 Gain the direct patient care knowledge, administrative office skills, and transferable skills you need in as few as 12 months (or as few as 9 months for Overland Park/Kansas City students).2

Our Medical Assisting program is delivered in two ways, depending on your campus location: online/on-campus hybrid or campus-based competency-based education.

As a Medical Assisting Diploma student, you will:

  • Attend virtual lectures live or at a time that’s convenient for you
  • Gain experience using healthcare digital tools
  • Watch online video tutorials to learn new skills before labs
  • Build confidence demonstrating skills first-hand on campus
  • Work side-by-side with peers in small class sizes
  • Receive real-time feedback from experienced, supportive instructors
  • Practice skills directly in mock clinicals, simulations and an externship

Overland Park, Kansas, offers the first campus-based, competency-based education Medical Assisting program in the nation, allowing you to progress at your own pace.

After graduation, your Medical Assisting Diploma can help you confidently sit for your CMA or RMA certification exam.3

No matter how you learn—you will feel prepared to support your communities and pursue your healthcare career.

1The Medical Assisting Diploma programs at the Aurora/Naperville, Rockford and Romeoville/Joliet campuses in Illinois; the Fort Myers, Ocala, New Port Richey/West Pasco and Tampa/Brandon campuses in Florida; the Green Bay and Wausau campuses in Wisconsin; and the Blaine, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove, Eagan, Lake Elmo, Mankato and St. Cloud campuses in Minnesota are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) | 7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314 | North Falls Church, VA 22043 | 703-917-9503.
2Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
3Graduates of our programmatically-accredited programs can sit for the CMA or RMA exam; graduates of our non-programmatically-accredited programs can sit for the RMA exam. Visit the Accreditation page for full details regarding programmatic accreditation.

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School Accreditation & Licensing

Rasmussen University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

hlcommission.org | 800-621-7440.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Admission Tests

Placement Test

Application Requirements

Official High School Transcript/GED Score

Additional Info

  • Residents of Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Wisconsin, and Minnesota must successfully pass a background check.