Associate of Science in Medical Assisting

Set the tone for precision, compassionate care in a pacesetting medical career.


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*Wage and job growth based on Statistics from Bureau of Labor Statistics.

About Our ASMA Program:

Medical assistants stand at the forefront of a patient’s healthcare experience. In this role, you will work in a clinical setting, checking in patients and performing important duties such as taking vitals and handling administrative tasks. Our Medical Assisting program will help you develop effective communication skills, critical thinking, and technical expertise. As a graduate of Cox College, you will have the knowledge and abilities you need to stand out and succeed.

Small class sizes allow our students to learn in personable and intimate settings. Every aspect of your program experience, except for practicum, can be completed virtually! Graduates of our program have the excellent opportunity to bridge to our nursing, MRI, or ultrasound programs.

Your ASMA Experience:

Patient Care

Our Medical Assisting program is designed to teach you the necessities of patient care.

Hands-on Experience

Administrative and clinical labs, as well as practicums, will provide important hands-on practice and career experience.

Learn Online

Our online courses will help you earn an Associate’s degree, preparing you for success as a health care professional.

"The Cox College MA program sets students up for a successful career in the healthcare setting. It is a bridge to building a bright future and new beginning. It has paved my path full of knowledge to help me further my education into the nursing field. Michelle Buchman brings to the class the knowledge of the medical field along with personal experiences to help you comprehend the information taught and feel comfortable in a classroom setting."

Stephanie Greeley, ASMA, '19

Three Convenient Options:

Our medical assistant students come from a wide range of backgrounds. That’s why we offer three enrollment tracks to fit your preferences. Click here to download MA Checklist.

Starting from scratch?

Associate degree – Chart your course in medicine with a two-year associate degree completed with just 60 credit hours. Administrative and clinical labs give students hands-on practice and experience.

Just need a few more credits?

Completion Track – This is the right path for credentialed medical assistants who are needing those last credits to complete their associate degree. Total credit hours: 27 (Most of which may be taken online.)

Core courses only

Get the knowledge and experience you need to take the RMA exam with just 33 credit hours! Students choosing this track can launch their career and get out into the field in record time!