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Medical Administrative Assistant

Course Requirements
ID Title Class Lab Credits
Fall Semester (year 1)
ALHT102R Medical Terminology 3 0 3
ALHT121R Medical Office Practice I
(ALHT102R, ALHT101R)
2 3 3
ALHT101R Communications for the Allied Health Professional 3 0 3
Spring Semester (year 1)
ALHT124R Medical Office Practice II
(ALHT102R, ALHT121R, ALHT101R)
2 3 3
ALHT166R Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care 3 0 3
BCPT101R Introduction to Computer Applications 2 3 3

Prerequisite & Co-requisites are listed in parentheses.


For more information about this program, please contact Lisa Gould at lgould@ccsnh.edu or 603-542-7744 x5428. 

Q: Are you looking for a career that you can enter quickly with a challenging work environment? A: Enroll today at RVCC and earn your Certificate in Medical Administrative Assistant.

The Medical Administrative Assistant program is designed to prepare you for an entry-level position as a medical administrative assistant in a variety of health care settings. The Medical Administrative Assistant performs administrative functions for a hospital or clinic through their knowledge of medical terminology and applications. They can work in a variety of roles and locations with job titles ranging from unit secretary, medical office specialist, or patient coordinator.

Administrative responsibilities include a wide range of tasks to ensure the medical office functions smoothly and efficiently. These tasks can vary by location but typically include:

  • Using computer applications
  • Answering telephones
  • Greeting patients
  • Updating and filing patient medical records
  • Coding and filling out insurance forms
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Arranging for hospital admissions and laboratory services
  • Handling correspondence, billing, and bookkeeping

Applicants to the program must meet the general admission requirement for the college. The program may be started during any semester.

Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all ALHT courses to progress within the program. Students have the option of a dual major with the Medical Assistant Certificate Program (MAC). All MAC courses require a minimum grade of “C” to apply towards graduation.

Current Occupational Employment and Wages are available at http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes436013.htm

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