Medical Administrative Assistant

Are you looking for a healthcare career to 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, patient care representative, 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 grade of “C” or higher in all HLTH 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. 

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* MEDA 121R and 124R have co/prerequisites. See course descriptions for requirements.