Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant Degree Program for Your Employees

As the demand for trained medical assistants grows, your organization can attract and retain skilled workers - while improving the quality of patient care - with comprehensive medical assistant training for incoming and tenured workers. With our online Medical Assistant Degree Program, learners will develop the administrative and clinical skills needed to be an asset to your practice while they prepare for industry certification.

  • Workers apply what they learn to real-world situations in a required 160-hour clinical externship.
  • Learners are prepared to sit for a number of industry-recognized certification exams including the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification, the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant certificate (CCMA), and more.
  • From 2020 to date, Penn Foster graduates have a 100% pass rate for the CCMA exam.
  • Includes wraparound learner support and access to instructors and coaches, ensuring your workers successfully progress through the training and excel on-the-job.
Self Paced
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Exam Preparation

Prepare your employees for the following certification exams: 

  • The Registered Medical Assistant certification (RMA) offered by American Medical Technologists (AMT)
  • The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant certificate (CCMA) offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
  • The National Certified Medical Assistant certificate (NCMA) offered by National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)
  • The Clinical Medical Assistant Certification (CMAC) offered by American Medical Certification Association (AMCA)
  • The Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) certification offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA)*

Online Medical Assistant Training Curriculum 

  • 4 Semesters
  • 22 courses
  • 60 credits
  • 1 externship

The Medical Assistant Associate Degree curriculum is aligned to both employer needs and industry certification exams. Online courses include: 

  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Surgical Procedures
  • Clinical Procedures Labs
  • Pathology and Pharmacology
  • Phlebotomy
  • Sterile Technique

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Our Partners

As the trusted training provider for leading employers, education providers, and job training organizations, Penn Foster designs and delivers digital and blended learning programs that attract, upskill, and retain workers in America's fastest-growing fields and professions. 
How it works

Our Proven Training Model

High-quality, online skills training for your employees

Online Delivery

  • Digital platform allows for studying any time, any where  
  • Content is available via computer, mobile device, or tablet  
  • 24/7 access to online resource library and knowledge base   

Engaging Content

  • Programs include simulations, videos, and virtual demos   
  • Varied learning methods help cement application of concepts 
  • Real-time feedback enables efficient mastery of material 

Robust Support

  • Self-service tools and unlimited multi-channel support 
  • Live and recorded webinars hosted by our faculty 
  • Access to peer-to-peer community of learners  

Real World Credentials

  • Training programs focus on today’s in-demand job skills  
  • Content developed by professional leaders in the field  
  • Courses align to industry certifications and accreditation 

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