Pursue a career, not a job.
Earn your Associate of Science in Medical Assisting degree today.

23% projected job growth by 2028*
96% of full-time medical assistants receive a benefits package**
1 thing missing . . . YOU
If you like helping others and are interested in a flexible health care career, this is the program for you. Within 16 months, you will learn the valuable skills health care employers want and be prepared to sit for the certification exam they require. 


But unlike other medical assisting programs, at Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences, you earn an associate degree. Our program takes a few more months to complete, but you’ll get more for your investment. You can prepare to walk into a job immediately after graduation while earning transferable college credits for continuing your education.

Students who have completed a certificate or diploma program in medical assisting and have a current certification have the option of earning their Associate of Science in Medical Assisting. The general time frame for completion is two semesters, but students can opt to go part-time and take longer to complete their degree.

Advantages of Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences 
We offer a continuous enrollment program so you can obtain your associate degree in 16 months. Whether you are a new high school graduate or a working adult, our program offers a hybrid of daytime and online courses that work with a variety of schedules. Students choose Saint Luke's College for:
  • Guaranteed clinical externship at a Saint Luke’s Health System entity
  • Earn transferrable college credits into nursing or other health care bachelor programs
  • Online and face-to-face daytime courses
  • Flexible plans of study tailored to your career goals
  • Financial aid, work-study, and scholarships available for those who qualify
  • Networking opportunities with one of the largest employers in the Kansas City area
  • Medical assistant faculty with industry, clinical and teaching experience
  • Local volunteer opportunities outside of the classroom through our student organizations
  • Academic advising available through the Student Resource Center
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
  • Campus located in Kansas City’s historic Westport area and close to downtown, shopping, and restaurants

Academic Requirements

Upon the recommendation of the faculty, the College will confer the degree of Associate of Science in Medical Assisting upon students who have fulfilled the following requirements: 

  • Completion of the 60 hours of the required program of study for the Associate of Science in Medical Assisting degree. At least 15 of those MUST be earned from Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences to meet the residency requirement.

  • Completion of the 60 semester hours of coursework within three years of enrollment at Saint Luke’s College.

  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0, with no grade below C counting towards graduation.

Program of Study

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hour(s)

BSCI 120 — Foundations in Anatomy and Physiology 4

CHEM 202 — Nutrition for the Health Professions 3

COMM 110 — Oral and Interpersonal Communication in Health 3

ENGL 130 — Written Communication for Health Professionals 3

HIST 120 — History of Health and Medicine in the United States 3

HLTH 100First Aid and CPR (optional) 1

HLTH 110Medical Terminology 2

MAST 105 Medical Safety and Compliance 3

MAST 120 Laboratory Skills and Techniques 4

MAST 170 Exam Room Techniques and Patient Care 4

MAST 200 Medical Coding and Reimbursement 4

MAST 205 Office Finances and Billing 3

MAST 210 Office Organization and Administration 3

MAST 245 Pharmacology and Medication Administration 3

MAST 280 Medical Assisting Practicum I 5

MAST 285 Medical Assisting Capstone 1

MATH 110 Mathematical Principles for Health Professionals 3

PLSC 211 Introduction to Health Policy 3

PSYC 145 Sociocultural Approaches in Health Psychology 3

General Education Elective 3


The medical assisting program courses are offered specific semesters.

*Data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2018 report.
**Based on the American Association of Medical Assistants Compensation and Benefits Report