Can you get a medical assisting certification online?


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Online certificates or degrees in medical assisting are available from the American Institute, San Joaquin Valley College and Penn Foster College, as of 2015. Some of these programs also include on-site training as a component to the online coursework. Ashworth College offers a related certificate in medical office assisting.

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Certificate programs have different time frames. San Joaquin Valley College designs its program to be completed within seven months and also offers job placement services to qualifying graduates. Penn Foster College's medical assistance program offers an associate degree rather than a certificate, but this too can be completed online, and it is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools.

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