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Medical Assistant Associate Degree

Earn your medical assistant degree online

Learn healthcare fundamentals — from law and ethics in medicine to medical coding — with our affordable, online Medical Assistant Associate Degree. Set your study schedule and work at the pace you want as you earn a medical assistant degree online.
Prepare for Industry Certifications
The Penn Foster College Medical Assistant Associate Degree can help you prepare to sit for these industry certifications.
  • American Medical Technologists RMA (Registered Medical Assistant)
  • The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certification offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
  • The National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) certification offered by National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)
  • The Clinical Medical Assistant Certification (CMAC) offered by American Medical Certification Association (AMCA)
And because jobs for medical assistants are expected to increase by 23% in upcoming years, upon graduation you'll be one step closer to joining this fast growing field.¹
Prepare for Industry Certifications
Why Become a Medical Assistant?

Why Become a Medical Assistant?

With Penn Foster College, earning college credits and a full degree is within reach. Our Medical Assistant Associate Degree program will provide the foundational allied health concepts that are used every day by medical assistants — and all at a price that fits your budget. With Penn Foster’s medical assistant program, you pay just $79 per credit and study on your schedule.
Why Choose Penn Foster College?
At only $79 per credit, and 3 easy payment plans to choose from, we can help you fit college into your budget.
On-Demand Learning
On-Demand Learning
No set class schedules so you set the pace and study when you can. Access instructors and coaches through text, phone and email or chat with fellow classmates online.
Prepare for in-demand careers
Prepare for in-demand careers
You can gain the knowledge, skills, and credentials to move toward success along a new or existing career path.
Mobile Friendly
Mobile-Friendly Flexibility
Our 24/7, on-demand learning platform is easy to use – at home or on the go – and you decide when to start and take your classes.
Personalized Goal Tracking
Personalized Goal Tracking
With our progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, you can customize your study and exam schedule to help meet your personal goals.
All-Inclusive Program
Your tuition includes access to instructors and teaching assistants, all of your textbooks, unlimited career support and even a personal Success Coach!
Student Experience
A Customized Learning Experience
With interactive, mobile-friendly courses, progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, and personal coaches to help you succeed, the Penn Foster Experience (PFx) is an online learning experience like no other!
Medical Assistant Course Details
Learn how to record patient histories and process billing information, schedule patient appointments and manage electronic health records, and help the physician with patient examinations. Our courses are designed to help you prepare for the allied health industry.
Penn Foster Curriculum

Important State Requirements: Be sure to check here for the requirements in your state.

With flexible, affordable payment options, you can get started on your Medical Assistant training online today.
  • After working as a medical assistant for years, I decided to earn my degree at Penn Foster College. It was a personal achievement that I felt I needed and after my employer found out, I received a nice raise!
    Tayha C.
    Medical Assistant graduate Graduate
  • Having a degree will increase my chances of being put at the top of the promotion list. Penn Foster is also a very military-friendly school, and I had all of my materials shipped to me while I was overseas for deployment.
    Amy G.
    Penn Foster College Graduate
  • After earning my degree I received a pay increase and a promotion to a supervisor position. The instructors are superb, helpful, and are there with you every step of the way.
    Shawn C.
    Penn Foster College Graduate
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¹ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, "Occupational Outlook Handbook," 2016-17 Edition, Medical Assistants, on the Internet here. Statistics found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are based on national data, so job growth in your area may be different.
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