The Associate of Science degree in Medical Assisting can be completed with 60 credit hours. (core classes can be completed to prepare the student to sit for the RMA examination). A combination of seated and online courses in the program gives the students a solid understanding of the knowledge and skills to be a successful medical assistant. Administrative and Clinical labs as well as the practicum will also give the students hands-on practice and experience to the career of medical assisting. Courses can be taken full-time or part-time. The America Medical Technologist (AMT) has accepted the accreditation of Cox College and has qualified graduating students of the Medical Assisting Program to take the RMA certification examination.
The Medical Assisting program at Cox College is designed to meet the needs of all prospective students, including those already working in the field.
- Associate of Science degree in Medical Assisting: Completed with just 60 credit hours. Core Courses can be completed with just 34 credit hours.
- Degree Completion: Credentialed medical assistants seeking an associate’s degree may complete the degree program at Cox College with just 27 additional credit hours, most of which may be taken online.
Employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 29 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. The growth of the aging baby-boom population will continue to increase demand for preventive medical services, which are often provided by physicians. As a result, physicians will hire more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients. From Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Assistants, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm (visited November 7, 2018).
Admission and Application
Candidates are considered for admission into the Medical Assisting program based on the completion of Cox College application requirements and prior academic performance. Once a candidate has been notified of an offer for admission into the Medical Assisting program, a non refundable deposit must be submitted. After receipt of this fee, the student may register for classes according to the academic calendar.