Online Medical Assistant Certificate Program

About the program.

In this online medical assistant program in as little as 4-6 months you’ll learn everything you need to start working as an entry-level medical assistant, phlebotomist, and electrocardiograph technician. Along the way you’ll earn three seperate certifications (RMA, PCT, CET) and graduate with a specialization.

Program overview

This program offers a self-paced, fully online learning experience. Download program prospectus


1 course(s) must be completed
Medical Assistant Foundations 2 Credit Hour(s)

Core Courses

4 course(s) must be completed
EKG Technician 2 Credit Hour(s)
Medical Terminology 2 Credit Hour(s)
Anatomy & Physiology 2 Credit Hour(s)
Phlebotomy Technician 2 Credit Hour(s)

Specialization Focus Course

1 course(s) must be completed
Elective - OBGYN 1 Credit Hour(s)
Elective - Mental Health 1 Credit Hour(s)
Elective - Labor & Delivery 1 Credit Hour(s)
Elective - Pediatric Care 1 Credit Hour(s)
What you will learn.

We will teach you the skills you need.

Effective communication & interpersonal skills; professionalism.

The medical assistant’s role during surgical procedures.

How to handle medical records and patients’ private information.

How to perform an electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG).

How to identify and stop the chain of infection.

How to safely administer oral, intramuscular and subcutaneous medications.

How to measure and record a patient’s vital signs, height, weight and pulse oximetry.

How to perform venipuncture and collect specimens for laboratory testing.

How to assist with the physical exam.

Learn medical terminology and the basic structure and function of the human body.

Get qualified for multiple certifications

Prepare for multiple industry certifications. This online program prepares you to sit for for these separate national certification exam:

Medical Assistant National Certification Exams, RMA, CMA, CCMA, NCMA

Phlebotomy Technician National Certification Exam, CPT

EKG National Certification Exam, CET

Jumpstart your career

Graduate with a specialization

As a Petra Medical College graduate, you will enter the job market with a specialization focus course, preparing you to seek employment within a specific healthcare context.

Mental Health
Labor & Delivery
Tuition costs

Online Medical Assistant Certificate Program

Tuition per credit hour reflects current rates. Enroll in the entire program now or make tuition payments as you go—course by course.


Tuition / Credit Hour: $272.27 | Total Hours: 11 Hour(s)

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