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.
Current Occupational Employment and Wages are available at: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes436013.htm
* MEDA 121R and 124R have co/prerequisites. See course descriptions for requirements.