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Medical Assistant Foundations

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Course Information

This course will teach you the fundamentals of clinical medical assisting. Medical Assistants work alongside doctors and nurses to care for patients. They help prepare patients for examinations and medical procedures, perform basic venipuncture and EKG’s, as well as sterilize medical instruments and record patient information. Medical assistants work in hospitals, physicians’ offices, clinics, and other healthcare settings.

Fully Online

Future-forward, flexible, and convenient, you can join the medical profession now—on your timing—and skip the commute.


With no set class times or enrollment periods, you can begin at anytime and finish at your own pace. 24/7 learning that fits your schedule.


With our unique pay-as-you-go tuition system and low cost per credit hour, we can help you fit college into your budget.

What you will learn.

We will teach you the skills you need.

How to obtain and record vital signs and medical histories

How to administer first aid, perform basic wound care, and assist with emergencies

How to remove stitches, draw blood, or change dressings

How to understand basic pharmacology, common drugs, and routes of administration

How to collect and manage laboratory specimens

How to assist with medical specialties

How to assist with minor surgical procedures and sterilize equipment

How to navigate the MA’s scope of practice and standards of care

How to properly handle Electronic Health Records (EHR)

How to adhere to the OSHA standard precautions for infection control

I had never taken an online course before, but the website was so intuitive I always knew exactly what I needed to do to pass the class. Highly recommended, thank you!

-Petra Graduate

More Details

  • Credit applies to the Medical Assistant Program
  • Estimated Completion Time: 6-9 weeks (66 seat hours)
  • Program culminates in the RMA National Certification Exam
  • To view recommended textbook info, download the Course Catalogue

To view textbook info, download the Course Catalogue.

Course Pricing

Medical Assistant Foundations online course

Cost per credit hour reflects current rates. Course registration fee does not include the cost of national certification exam (if applicable).


Tuition / Credit Hour: $268.50 | Credit Hours: 2 Hour(s)

Gain immediate access to all course materials.

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