Medical Assistant Diploma

Now shorter! We’ve merged two classes to reduce credits, contact hours, and time to completion. Finish your diploma in as few as 8 and a half months!

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Program Summary

  • Complete your Medical Assistant program in just 9 months.
  • Learn how to assist physicians in the examination and treatment of patients, as well as perform routine office tasks.
  • Hands-on learning during lab classes lets you practice your skills so you’ll be ready for your career when you graduate.

Employment Projections

  • 4,000 new Medical Assisting jobs will be added in Arizona from 2014-2024(1)
  • 21% growth in Arizona from 2014-2024 which is much faster than the national average for all occupations.(1)
(1) https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-9092.00

Employment Options

  • Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient Facilities
  • Physicians’ Offices
  • Urgent Care Facilities
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Program Spotlight

What classes will I take?

Here are just a few classes you will take during the Medical Assisting program:

  • The Medical Laboratory
  • Concepts in Healthcare
  • Electrocardiography
  • Medical Office Administration

What are typical class hours?

Morning Classes: Start at 8:00 am and end at 12:00 pm. Evening Classes: Start at 6:00 pm and end at 10:00 pm.

Breaks are scheduled after 50 minutes of instruction and last for 10 minutes.Current students at our Phoenix campus enjoy convenient access to our cafe, which offers a full menu of breakfast and lunch options 5 days a week.

Program Description & Outline
What Classes Will I Take?

Here are just a few of the classes you will take during the Medical Assisting Program:

Clinical Medical Assisting Duties
The Medical Laboratory
Pharmacology

Program Outline

27.5 CREDITS – 646 CONTACT HOURS – 34 WEEKS

The Medical Assistant Program provides the necessary training for entry-level positions as a medical assistant in a clinic, physician office or urgent care facility. Graduates will be able to use their skills and knowledge in such areas as patient interaction, basic coding and billing, office procedures, use of technology, medical legal documentation and electronic medical records. They will also be able to appropriately assess patient/client situations and intervene within their scope of practice.

Brookline College prepares students in the Medical Assistant diploma program to take certification and/or licensure exams related to their program of study.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the Medical Assistant diploma program, graduates will contribute to the areas of:

  • Basic Healthcare Concepts
  • Medical Office Administration
  • Clinical Medical Assistant Practices
  • Pharmacology
  • Laboratory Practice and,
  • Electrocardiography
Program Concentration - 27.5 Credits - 646 Contact HoursCredit Hrs Lecture HrsLab HrsPracticum
Med A Foundations of Allied Health441400
Module C Medical Office Administration441400
MA Module D Clinical Medical Assisting Duties441400
MA Module E The Medical Laboratory441400
MA Module F Pharmacology441400
MA Module G Electrocardiography441400
MA Module H MA Practicum3.500160
Total27.5246240160
Tuition & Fees

Your education is a big investment and Brookline College believes no investment offers more potential. A new career can transform your life, and we’re here to help you make that happen.

Tuition
  • At Brookline College there are no hidden costs. Our tuition includes books, supplies and all fees
  • Tuition: Please call or click Request Info to determine your cost
  • Program length: 34 weeks
Paying For School
  • More than 88% of Brookline College students use some form of financial aid(2) to help cover the cost of their education(3). That’s why we offer personalized counseling from a Student Finance Advisor to help make your college experience more affordable.
  • We have also provided The Net Price Calculator that will provide preliminary, non-binding estimates of federal, state, and institutional aid eligibility based on federal methodology.

(2) Student loans, grants and scholarships are available to those who qualify.
(3) Percentage calculated by Brookline College for the 2015-16 school year.

Admissions

We want to be sure your career goals are in line with your selected program of study. Our admission process will help you understand our programs and the career expectations in the field.

Five Simple Steps:

  1. Visit the campus. See what Brookline and the Medical Assistant Program is all about.
  2. Complete a Visitor Information Form.
  3. Complete a financial aid interview to develop a financial plan.
  4. Complete the Enrollment Agreement with an Admissions Representative to include collecting all necessary documentation.
  5. Meet with the Director of Education, or an appropriate Department Director to discuss any unusual enrollment circumstances or accommodations needed to successfully complete the program.

Once all requirements have been completed, the Director of Admissions, Director of Education, and Campus Director reviews the application for approval. Applicants are notified of their acceptance promptly.

Accreditation

Accreditation is the recognition that an institution maintains the standards required to achieve the credentials for professional practice. It is the status granted to an institution that meets or exceeds specific criteria of educational quality as defined by the accrediting agency.

  • Institutional Accreditation: Brookline College’s Phoenix, Tucson, Tempe, and Albuquerque campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
  • Brookline College has been approved by Arizona to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. For more information, visit: http://nc-sara.org/
  • Programmatic Accreditation: Programmatic accreditation, also known as specialized or professional accreditation, is designed for specialized departments, programs, schools, or colleges within a university or institution that has already received accreditation.

The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Master’s degree program in nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001.  202-887-06791.

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The BSN pre-licensure program is currently on probation with the Arizona Board of Nursing (“AZBON”).  Brookline entered a consent agreement with AZBON, which requires Brookline to submit monthly reports.  The agreement can be found on the Arizona Board of Nursing’s website https://www.azbn.gov/. The BSN pre-licensure program is fully approved by the New Mexico Board of Nursing, nmbon.sks.com.

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