Medical Assistant

Career Diploma Accredited

Medical Assistant Training For Your Employees

The Medical Assistant Career Diploma Program effectively prepares learners to perform administrative and clinical duties under the direction of a physician or mid-level provider. Aligned to employer needs and industry-recognized exams, the program incorporates traditional clinical skills in a nontraditional setting through the use of simulation, recorded demonstrations, and live instructional sessions. Courses are sequenced for learner success and include a required externship experience. 

  • Prepares your learners for work in the field through in-depth studies and a required 160-hour clinical externship. 
  • Coursework is aligned to prepare learners for industry certification exams like the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certification offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
  • Learners receive NHA certification prep materials and a voucher to cover the cost of the CCMA exam ($235 value).
  • Includes wraparound learner support and access to instructors and coaches, ensuring your learners or employees successfully progress through training.
Accredited
Online
Self Paced
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Exam Preparation

Prepare your employees for the following certification exams:

  • American Medical Technologists (AMT) Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) Certification
  • The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certification offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
  • The National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) certification offered by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)
  • The Clinical Medical Assistant Certification (CMAC) offered by the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA)
  • The Certified Phlebotomy Technician exam (CPT) offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA)¹

Medical Assistant Training Curriculum


Average completion time: 8-12 mo

Our accredited online medical assistant courses are aligned to industry standards, ensuring your employees and learners develop the skills they need to work in the field and become certified. Training courses include: 

  • Medical Coding
  • Reimbursement Methodology
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • Pathology & Pharmacology
  • Phlebotomy
  • Medical Surgical Procedures
  • Diagnostic Procedures
  • Sterile Technique
  • Vitals

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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. 
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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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¹Graduates of the Penn Foster Medical Assistant Program will also be prepared to sit for the NHA (National Healthcareer Association) Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam once they meet the certification exam requirements of performing a minimum of 30 venipunctures and 10 capillary sticks in a lab or hospital setting.