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New Undergraduate Certificate and Associate Degree in Medical Assisting

Bryan University is pleased to announce the addition of two new programs in the healthcare field: a Clinical Medical Assistant Undergraduate Certificate and an Associate Degree in Administrative Medical Assisting.

These programs are offered fully online throughout most of the states in the U.S.* and provide students the knowledge and skills to succeed in a medical assisting career. The curriculum is aligned with employer needs to give graduates the skills to become job-ready – all from the comfort of home!

Dr. Jacquelyn Harris, Lead Faculty of Medical Assisting, states: “The Bryan University programs in medical assisting are aligned with the skills and credentials employers in the healthcare field value most. Bryan University’s online environment provides an engaging learning experience where students complete assignments that simulate real-world medical assisting job tasks using an at-home medical kit.”

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She continues: “We are also one of the first universities in the nation to partner with NHA to offer students a virtual externship experience to ensure they can apply the skills learned in class and are job-ready.”

Students can dually enroll in the undergraduate certificate that transfers directly into the associate degree. Graduates gain valuable skills needed for the modern marketplace such as:

  • Medical assisting professional overview
  • Preparation for CPR certification
  • Medical terminology, anatomy, & physiology
  • Pathology, diseases, infection control, & pharmacology
  • Overview of medical billing, coding, and electronic health records (EHR)
  • Phlebotomy (collecting blood samples)
  • Patient measurements, vital signs, & injections
  • Patient exams including eye and ear assessment, sterilizing medical equipment, and assisting with surgical procedures
  • Assisting with specialty exams including radiology, diagnostic imaging, and electrocardiograms
  • Soft skills such as communications, interpersonal relations, and critical thinking
  • Medical office software and technologies
  • Healthcare human resources management
  • Cybersecurity for medical records and HIPAA compliance

As no-cost benefits to all Bryan U medical assisting students, the following items are included in tuition:

  • A Medical Kit to perform at-home practice with a stethoscope, phlebotomy and IV kit, and blood pressure cuff
  • Certification for both the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) and Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
  • All books, courseware, and Office software
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Bryan University’s online programs are structured to create a vibrant community of faculty and peers. Student engagement and support services are available throughout the program. The medical assisting programs also include live events such as one-on-one faculty mentoring sessions, tutoring, and live class sessions in Zoom. Through technology tools and innovation, Bryan programs encourage peer and faculty interaction and provide students with networking opportunities.

All students and graduates also received the personalized support of an outstanding career services team to assist in career readiness and job search.

The faculty and staff of Bryan University are thrilled to bring these new program offerings to current and prospective students and welcome prospective students to learn more by visiting the Medical Assisting Certificate page or the Medical Assisting Associate Degree page.

*Programs not currently available online in the following states: Connecticut, New Jersey, and Washington.

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