Associate of Science in Medical Assisting
You may start your application if you:
- 18 years of age
- Eligible to work in the U.S.
- Graduated from a regionally accredited high school with a 2.0 GPA or better
- A $35 Saint Luke’s College application fee is required to complete the application.
After your acceptance and two weeks prior to your start date, you must provide the following to the admissions office:
- Send back your signed acceptance letter
- Send your official transcripts to the admissions office at Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences, Office of Admissions, 624 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111 OR have the issuing institution send transcripts via a secure email to email@example.com
- Home-schooled students must provide proof of a GED or HiSET exam
- Schedule an on-site computer proficiency examination or have successfully completed a college-level computer applications class
- Transferring college students must send official transcripts from regionally accredited university/college to the admissions office at Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences, Office of Admissions, 624 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111 OR have the issuing institution send transcripts via a secure email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you have a transcript from outside the United States and have fewer than 60 college credits competed in the U.S., your transcript must be evaluated by the World Education Service: www.wes.org or from Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE) www.ece.org
The medical assisting program requires educational experiences in clinical settings. Once accepted, students must complete the clinical readiness requirements to remain in the program.
During the first two weeks of class, we will walk you through the creation of your CastleBranch Account to complete the requirements below.
- Alcohol and Drug Testing
- Criminal Background Check
- Externship Completion Contract
- Health Insurance Coverage
- Hold Harmless Agreement
- Latex Allergy
- Registered Medical Assisting-Certified Medical Assistant (RMA-CMA) Disclosure
- Student Clinical Site Consent Form
- Saint Luke’s Health System Confidentiality Statements
- Technical Standards Document
Additionally, you must complete your immunization documentation by the last day of your first semester and CPR Certification must be completed by the start of your third semester.
See the Clinical Readiness Admissions and Progression Requirements section for complete details.
Disclaimer/Disclosure: Graduates of the Medical Assisting Program at Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences (SLCHS) will be eligible to sit for the American Medical Technologists (AMT) certification examination. Passing this examination is required to become a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA).
The Medical Assisting Program is not programmatically accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). Because the Medical Assisting program at SLCHS is not programmatically accredited, graduates of the program are currently not eligible to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) examination offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants. The Medical Assisting Program at SLCHS will be working to obtain CAAHEP accreditation, but cannot guarantee accreditation will be gained at any point in time. The CMA and RMA are both optional and nationally recognized certifications for the medical assistant career.