Twin Cities Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Medical Assisting
Argosy University, Twin Cities in Eagan, Minnesota, offers an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Medical Assisting degree program. The mission of the program is to prepare students to work in a healthcare environment as part of a professional team dedicated to providing quality healthcare. The program is designed to help students develop their personal and technical skills to become dedicated, knowledgeable, and ethical caregivers demonstrating utmost respect and concern for the well-being of the patients and families they serve.
Curriculum and Time of Completion
The Medical Assisting degree program is comprised of 60 credit hours of study. In addition to the program-specific courses, students are required to complete 21 credit hours in General Education to fulfill the requirements of an AAS degree.
Students enrolled in the AAS in Medical Assisting program must choose a Track I or Track II curriculum outline:
• Track I: Full-time students following the recommended Track I curriculum outline can complete the program in 16 months. The maximum allowable timeframe to complete the Track I curriculum based upon full-time status is 24 months.
• Track II: Full-time students following the recommended Track II curriculum outline can complete the program in 12 months. The maximum allowable timeframe to complete the Track II curriculum based upon full-time status is 18 months.
Medical assistants are trained to be multiskilled allied healthcare professionals. Their responsibilities may include:
• Patient care
• Laboratory testing
• Prepare patients for X-rays
• Office management
• Assisting the physician
The Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting Degree Program is accredited by the Commission on Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE) (1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, 1.727.210.2350).
Launch your career potential by enrolling in the AAS in Medical Assisting program. You can learn more about specific financial aid programs (available to those who qualify) on our Financial Aid & Scholarships pages, or by contacting us to request more information.