Ross Announces Online A.A.S. Degree in Medical Assisting Beginning in January 2012

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Recognizing that today’s traditional college students juggle multiple responsibilities, Ross Medical Education Center in Sylvania has launched its first online associate’s degree completion program in medical assisting (MA) as Ross College.

The program is intended for students who have already received an MA certificate or diploma from Ross, or a similarly accredited institution, and want to further their education in the profession. The new program begins in January 2012. Enrollment applications may be completed online at

Paving a Path to Opportunity
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the medical assisting field is expected to grow by 34-percent through 2018, faster than most other health care fields1. The accelerated program (degree completion within 40 weeks) covers topics that will increase the practical knowledge base of practicing MAs, as well as general education subjects required for a degree. In addition, Ross continually surveys local employers to find out what qualities are most important when hiring an MA. “Our goal for Ross grads is to expand their knowledge in the profession and increase their access to a broader range of job opportunities and income,” said Kimberley Munzo, Director of Online Education, Ross College.

The flexible program allows currently employed grads to log on when their schedule allows. Students will discover that the online coursework is easy to navigate and highly interactive. Social media tools are regularly employed to update students on their progress and connect on a regular basis with instructors and classmates. All instructors have experience in both online teaching and in the medical field.

“In addition to the coursework, the program provides a great sense of camaraderie,” Munzo said. “It allows students to further their education while sharing real-life on-the-job experiences with others.”

About Ross Medical Education Center
Since 1976, Ross Medical Education Center has dedicated itself to providing a quality curriculum that meets the needs of students who desire focused, short-term allied health education. Ross has 19 locations throughout Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. All of its schools are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), which is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education for the accreditation of private, postsecondary allied health education programs in the United States. Each Ross campus is also licensed by the state in which it is located. More information can be found at or by calling toll-free, (866) 382-5307.

1US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Ross College in Sylvania is part of Ross Medical Education Center (RMEC), a system of 20 locations throughout Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana.