CMA Preparation and Degree Information
The UAA Medical Assisting program offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Medical Assisting, as well as preparation for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) examination and an Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Medical Office Coding. The CMA program takes approximately one full calendar year to complete, if starting in the summer semester. The Associate's degree takes an additional year of courses that can be completed before or after the CMA exam preparation. The admittance process to the clinical core courses is competitive due to a limited number of positions available for each class. For full application instructions please review the information on the How and When to Apply webpage.
For full information about our degree program and student learning outcomes, please review the UAA Catalog.
A minimum of 60 credits is required for this degree.