Medical Assistant

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On campus 1 day per week

To help balance life and school, you’ll take most of your courses at home through virtual instruction and come to campus for labs once a week.

Career Overview

Medical assistants help patients live healthy lives by providing essential care. Responsibilities include keeping records, taking vitals, giving injections, as well as preparing samples for lab tests.

10-Month Program

You can train for a new career in less time than you think. It only takes 10 months to complete our Medical Assistant program. Our focused, hands-on training is designed to prepare you for quick workplace entry.

Work as a medical assistant in settings such as

2020 annual national salary for jobs in this occupation*


Median Salary

Lowest 10%: $26,930 or less

2020-30 projected growth*


New Jobs

+18% Growth

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Assistants, on the Internet at (visited September 8, 2021).

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Flexible Blended Learning to Help Balance Life and School

This program features a blend of online and on-campus learning. This is to help make going to school work with your busy schedule. Typically, you will come to campus one time per week, where you can practice hands-on skills and ask your instructor questions. Complete the rest of your coursework online at home, at your own pace, and on your own time.

All-Inclusive Tuition Has You Covered

As a medical assisting student, you’ll receive a laptop to help you with your online coursework, which is yours to keep after graduation. All-inclusive tuition also covers your books, Altierus branded backpack, school scrubs, and blood pressure kit. Test preparation and fees for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam or the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification exam are also included.

Professional Skills Development

Your coursework integrates professional skills development into this program so you’ll have the soft skills employers look for. You’ll also prepare to take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam or Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification, you can demonstrate to employers you have the skills and knowledge required to provide high-quality patient care.

Medical Assistant Program Information

To help you become successful as a medical assistant, this program covers the structure and function of major body systems in conjunction with medical terminology, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, computer skills, administrative processes, bookkeeping and accounting practices, and the processing of medical insurance forms and claims.

Skills to Build Your Career

Learn how to perform critical duties such as:

  • Updating and filing patient medical records
  • Coding and filling out insurance forms
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Preparing patients for examinations
  • Performing basic laboratory tests

Certification Prep and Testing Included

Preparation and testing are included in the program at no extra cost for the following certification exams:

  • Certified Medical Assistant
  • Registered Medical Assistant

(770) 921-1085

1750 Beaver Ruin Road, Suite 500
Norcross, GA 30093

Mon - Thu: 8:30 am to 7 pm
Fri: 8:30 am to 5 pm
Sat before session start: 9 am to 1 pm
Sun: Closed

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