How is tuition only $500?
If you are eligible for the Amazon Career Choice program, Amazon pays for 95% of the tuition cost. It’s that simple.
Do I need SAT or ACT scores to enroll?
No, the only requirement for this program is a high school diploma or GED.
How will I complete the required 160 hours of clinical practicum?
Mercy College will work with you to secure 160 hours of clinical practicum with one of our healthcare partners near you. This practicum is very important as it allows students to experience hands-on learning in actual medical offices.
Am I able to continue working full-time for Amazon while getting my MA certificate?
Yes, this program is great if you want to work and earn while you learn.
Is the program all online or in person?
The medical assistant program is 100% online instruction through our MercyPLUS platform, however there are two in-person skills labs that must be completed in order to graduate.
Where are the medical assistant skills labs located and when do they take place?
Both six-hour skills labs (two total) will take place at one of the Washington Amazon fulfillment centers under the supervision of qualified instructor. Skills labs take place in the second and third quarter or the program.
How long does it take to complete the MA program?
Mercy College’s medical assistant program takes one year to complete. This is broken out into four quarters. Our goal at Mercy College is aimed to be as flexible as possible to remove any barriers to higher education, so you can work with your enrollment coach to determine your program trajectory to fit your schedule.
What is online learning like?
The MercyPLUS online platform hosts discussions boards, educational videos, writing assignments, and other activities to enrich your learning experience — all at the click of your mouse. You can read more about online learning here.