|Fall Semester (year 1)|
Medical Office Practice I
|BCPT101R||Introduction to Computer Applications||2||3||3|
|Spring Semester (year 1)|
Fundamentals of Accounting OR
Medical Office Practice II
(ALHT102R, ALHT121R, BUS102R)
|ALHT166R||Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care||3||0||3|
Prerequisite & Co-requisites are listed in parentheses.
Are you looking for a career that you can enter quickly with a challenging work environment? You may want to consider becoming a 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