In this article, we will provide you with a list of all the accredited medical assistant schools located in Alaska. You’ll be able to learn more about each program, and ultimately see if they offer diplomas, certificates, or degrees upon graduation.

Please note that all programs listed below are accredited by either the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education (CAAHEP) or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). It’s not a requirement that you attend an accredited school in order to acquire a job, but it should be noted that if you plan to become certified or registered in the future post-graduation, you will indeed need to have attended and graduated from an accredited program.

Accredited Medical Assistant Schools

The UAF Community and Technical College offers its students a Medical Assistant Certificate, as well as the option to receive an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree.Discover Medical Assistant Programs in Alaska

The school prefers to keep its class size low. This provides students with an opportunity to receive more individualized hands-on training and attention from instructors and faculty.

As far as training is concerned, students learn both in the classroom and at laboratories located at 604 Barnette Street (the Allied Health Learning Center). Actual hands-on experience on the clinical side, however, happens at a physician’s office or clinic.

The UAA offers four career paths to students that interested in their Medical Assisting program:

  • You can pursue an AAS Degree in Medical Assisting
  • You can prepare diligently for the Certified Medical Assistant Exam (or CMA Exam)
  • You can pursue an Occupational Endorsement Certificate (Medical Office Coding)
  • Or you can take Medical Transcription Courses

The Medical Assisting AAS Program at UAA also features an externship for students. Requirements for the externship are varied but include:

  • A physical examination that proves you are free from infectious diseases and physically fit for the tasks that will be asked of you.
  • Provide current Health Provider CPR certification.
  • Submit to a background check, receive proper immunizations, and show proof that you have medical insurance.
  • And lastly, any transportation to or from your externship will not be the responsibility of the University of Alaska-Anchorage. You will need to provide your own transportation to your externship.

As far as major courses are concerned (for those who opt to pursue an AAS Degree in Medical Assisting), you will be asked to select three courses from the following list:

  • ACCT 101 Principles of Accounting
  • ACCT 120 Bookkeeping for Business
  • DN 101 Principles of Nutrition
  • DN 203 Nutrition for Health Sciences
  • MA 240 Medical Transcription II
  • MA 320 Advanced Case Studies in Medical Coding
  • MEDT 101 Phlebotomy Procedures
  • MEDT 110 Specimen Processing
  • MEDT 195A Phlebotomy Practicum
  • RADT 101 Radiation Protection and Biology for Limited Radiography Professionals

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