About this course
At Goodwin, you can complete your associate degree in Medical Assisting in a short time — in as few as 16 to 20 months — while also positioning yourself for future success with a college degree. Some schools offer training in Medical Assisting — but not for college credit. Goodwin is a fully accredited, well respected, nonprofit college, where you earn real college credits that count towards your associate or bachelor’s degree.
As a Medical Assisting student, you will be simultaneously enrolled in the Medical Assisting certificate and associate degree program. You will first complete the certificate requirements and receive a certificate in Medical Assisting; then you will then continue in the associate degree program. Upon completion of the collegiate certificate program, you are eligible to apply for immediately upon graduation for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) examination administered by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) and for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) examination administered by the American Medical Technologists (AMT). This certification will make you a more qualified medical assistant who stands out to employers.