Medical Administrative Assistant

Course Requirements
ID Title Class Lab Credits
Fall Semester (year 1)
HLTH102R Medical Terminology 3 0 3
MEDA121R Medical Office Practice I# 2 3 3
ENGL122R Professional Writing and Communications 3 0 3
Spring Semester (year 1)
MEDA124R Medical Office Practice II# 2 3 3
HLTH166R Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care 3 0 3
BCPT101R Introduction to Computer Applications 2 3 3
#- Co/prerequisites Required. See Course Descriptions.
Program of Study is subject to change.


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

Are you looking for a healthcare career that you can enter quickly with a challenging work environment? You can graduate with a Certificate as a Medical Administrative Assistant in only two semesters when started in the fall.

The Medical Administrative Assistant (MDAA) performs administrative functions in a variety of health care settings including a hospital or clinic. The MDAA applies their knowledge of medical terminology and computer applications in a variety of roles and locations. Job titles range 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. 

  • 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 (MEDA). All MEDA courses require a minimum grade of “C” to apply towards graduation. 

Prerequisite: Minimum score of 250 on the ACCUPLACER or SAT of 500; This course does not replace College Composition.

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate professional telephone techniques
  2. Manage appointment schedule using established priorities
  3. Coach patients regarding office policies and insurance
  4. Complete insurance forms
  5. Obtain precertification or preauthorization including documentation

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