Website Medical Assistant Advice has ranked American National University the #3 best Medical Assisting Programs in Virginia and #11 in Kentucky for 2020. These two programs –associate’s degree and certificate options are available – allow the student to select the one that best suits their academic history and future goals. Should a student later decide they want to enroll in the associate’s program upon the completion of the certificate program, the programs are designed to allow 100% transfer of credits from one program to the other.
Medical Assistant Advice (MAA) notes the “student-centric benefits” both students and graduates are assured with an ANU education. MAA also ranks ANU highly due to the flexibility our classes allow within students’ schedules as we offer day, evening, or weekend classes, for your convenience. Another perk of an ANU education is that it allows refresher courses for graduates at no additional tuition cost to keep our graduates up to date with the latest and emerging trends within the industry.
We understand that students want to be on their way to their careers as quickly as possible while still receiving a quality education to fully prepare them for their industry. The Medical Assisting certificate can be completed in as few as 10 months and the associate’s degree in 20 months because of ANU’s rolling terms that start every six to seven weeks. The frequent term starts also mean you don’t have to wait around for the next semester to start. Additionally, we offer a progressive learning format so as you earn your degree, you can immediately use your training to advance your career as you continue your education in pursuit of a higher degree level. ANU offers labs and externships which offer further opportunities to apply learned skills and competencies. Regardless of whether you are in the certificate or associate’s degree program, you are eligible to take the certification exam to earn your Registered Medical Assistant credential, recognized nationwide.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical assistant training will give you the experience and confidence to succeed in one of the fastest-growing occupations.
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