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Associate Degree

Medical Assisting

Becoming a medical assistant allows you to provide care that makes a difference in the life of each and every patient. Earning an associate degree in medical assisting can train you for a career in the fast-paced field of healthcare. Westwood College’s medical assistant degree prepares you to help doctors and nurses in a variety of medical facilities. Learn from faculty members with years of experience in hands-on courses that help you develop the real-world skills required in the medical field.

Program features include:

  • An externship that provides hands-on job training
  • Medical assisting degree
  • Classes focusing on healthcare terminology, procedures and administration
  • Courses focusing on the front- and back-office functions of the medical field
  • Coursework that helps prepare you for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification exam* (cost of the exam covered by Westwood)
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An associate degree in medical assisting opens up a world of possibilities. Course topics include:

  • Patient Relations 
  • Phlebotomy
  • Medical Terminology
  • Principles of Patient Care
  • Minor Surgical and Specialty Procedures Medical
  • Insurance and Administrative Procedures
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
  • Describe the terminology and procedures involved in patient care and healthcare delivery
  • Exhibit competence in clinical and administrative duties as a medical assistant
  • Demonstrate standard safety practices and procedures
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills with patients and providers
  • Demonstrate competence in cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skills related to medical assisting
  • Perform medical assisting competencies within legal and ethical boundaries
  • Apply critical thinking skills in a medical office environment
Locations offering this degree:*

Anaheim Campus - Anaheim, CA
Inland Empire Campus - Upland, CA
Los Angeles Campus - Los Angeles, CA
South Bay Campus - Torrance, CA

Atlanta Campus - Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Northlake Campus - Atlanta, GA

Aurora Campus - Aurora, CO
Denver North Campus - Denver, CO

Annandale Campus - Annandale, VA
Arlington Ballston Campus - Arlington, VA

Where could your degree in medical assisting take you?

Our medical assistant program provides the educational background and hands-on experience necessary to successfully begin a career in the fast-growing medical industry. Our faculty of professionals with experience in their fields will provide you with the knowledge, training and insight that you’ll use in your career. Take a look at some of the career fields that may be available to graduates with a medical assisting associate degree from Westwood College.*

  • Medical assisting
  • Patient care


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