Medical Assistant Program Outline

St. Augustine Medical Assistant School
Department of Distance Education
p. 1.888.482.8941


Medical Assistant Program Online

Nationally Accredited & Certified

Medical Assistant Program Outline

Our innovative Medical Assistant program is available online 24/7 so you can take classes anytime at your convenience. The program is completely self-paced, there are no deadlines or time limits. Most students are able to complete the program in about 4-6 weeks.  

Online Classes and Labs:
Medical Terminology, Human Body Planes, Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Office Professionalism, Patient Communication, Medical Records, Basic Medical Law, Scheduling Appointments, Medical Billing and Insurance Claims, Infection Control, Surgical Instruments, Emergency Care, Clinical Equipment, Patient History and Physicals, EKG and Lab Testing, Specimen Collection and Lab Safety, Introduction to Patient Medications, Virtual Phlebotomy Lab (Collecting a Blood Sample), Virtual Injection Lab, Medication injections, Measuring A Pulse and Introduction to CPR.

Medical Assistant Exam:

Upon completion of online classes and assignments students must complete and pass the online Medical Assistant test. This exam is self-paced with no time limits. Most students pass the exam on their first try. However if you do not pass you may re-take the test as often as needed until a passing grade is earned at no additional cost.   

Medical Assistant Certificate:

After successful completion of the program and exam students will be sent their accredited Medical Assistant certificate and an official copy of program transcripts.

Required Program Textbook:
All students entering our online distance education program are required to purchase the textbook: "Outline Review for the Medical Assistant", by Marsha Perkins Hemby (second edition). This text contains all the materials required to successfully complete our program. The text is available in our online bookstore or at and sells for about $50 (used copies are often available).