Allied American University Expands Credit-By-Exam Policy to Include Medical Certificate Programs

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The Credit-By-Exam option affords medical certificate students the opportunity to earn course credit for specific areas of expertise.

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With jobs in healthcare on the rise, we recognize the importance of expediting the process for our students who are looking to get into the workforce as soon as possible.

Allied American University (AAU), an accredited online university that offers online associate and bachelor’s degrees to students worldwide, has added a Credit-By-Exam option for students entering a medical certificate program. The Credit-By-Exam policy allows students who are proficient in certain areas the ability to earn credit for classes through a “test-out” process. The policy is currently in place for students working toward an Associate of Science degree in Medical Office Management.

“By expanding our Credit-By-Exam policy, students in medical certificate programs with knowledge in specific fields have the option to test out of certain lower-level courses and achieve their goals quicker,” said AAU President and CEO, Dr. Bill Luton.

“With jobs in healthcare on the rise, we recognize the importance of expediting the process for our students who are looking to get into the workforce as soon as possible.”

AAU’s Allied Health Department offers certificate programs in Medical Billing, Medical Coding, Medical Administrative Assisting, and Pharmacy Technician.

Medical certificate and Medical Office Management students may obtain credit for courses through Credit By Exam for one or more of the following courses: BIO 106: Anatomy and Physiology, BIO 268: Introduction to Pharmacology, HIM 228: Medical Billing and Reimbursement, HIT 107: Medical Terminology, HIT 260: Basic Diagnostic Coding, HIT 270: Basic Procedural Coding I, and HIT 280: Basic Procedural Coding II.

Per policy, students are able to earn a maximum of 27% of their program credit through Credit By Exam. The fee per application is $70. For a list of guidelines and more information about the application process, visit http://www.allied.edu or call (888) 384-0849.

About Allied American University
Allied American University is an accredited online university that provides bachelor’s and associate degrees for today’s in-demand careers. The programs at AAU are 100% online, flexible and student-focused. With a variety of military education benefits for active-duty members, military spouses and veterans, AAU is honored to be listed as one of the top Military Friendly Schools® for the 6th consecutive year. Allied American University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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