Medical Administrative Assistant

Overview

In just 8 months, students can train to become a Medical Administrative Assistant. Medical Administrative Assistants perform the non-clinical administrative duties for hospitals, clinics, or physician offices. Duties include staffing, budgeting, customer service, inventories, reports, correspondence, and scheduling appointments. A Medical Administrative Assistant will also manage procedures involving patient admission and records. Completion of this program prepares students to sit for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) through NHA.

Courses must be taken in this order:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Office System and Procedures
  • Medical Billing

How to Enroll

To pursue this certificate, please click on the courses below to see availability. You can register for courses online, and you do not have to apply to the college!

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Call 803.732.0432 to talk to us about this program, or email cce@midlandstech.edu

Print Plan

Sample Program Plan and Costs

On-Campus Traditional. Classes meet on campus.
Virtual 100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.
Hybrid Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.
Online 100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.
CEUs Class Hours Course Title Cost
4.80 48

Medical Terminology

Students will learn medical terminology by analyzing the prefix, suffix, word roots, and combinations used in medical terms. This course is a prerequisite for other courses and medical certificate programs. This course may be used for exemption of AHS 102 PLEASE NOTE: If you are registered for the ONLINE version of this class, the first day of the ONLINE class will meet IN-PERSON. This meeting is mandatory, so that the student can be a part of the online course orientation and receive course materials. If you have any additional questions or if you are unable to attend the in person meeting, please contact us at 803-732-0432.

Classroom, Online

ID: CEMPR-524

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$699.00
4.80 48

Medical Office System and Procedures

Students will learn how to perform administrative duties that include scheduling appointments, compiling and recording medical charts, reports, correspondence, and other types of patient records. Prerequisite: Medical Terminology with a grade of C or better.

Classroom

ID: CEMIM-520

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$895.00
3.00 30

Medical Billing

This class teaches the student how to be proficient in billing in a healthcare setting and how to enhance reimbursement. Clinical and legal issues are included. Prerequisite: Medical Terminology with a grade of C or better.

Classroom

ID: CEMIM-510

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$799.00
 
Estimated Cost
Tuition Assistance
$2,393.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Medical Office Specialist/Medical Secretary

The medical office specialist or medical secretary performs secretarial duties using specific knowledge of medical terminology and hospital, clinic, or laboratory procedures. Duties may include scheduling appointments, billing patients, and compiling and recording medical charts, reports, and correspondence.

Projected Job Growth

+7.6%

Average Annual Salary

$36,050
According to EMSI data as of 2022

Where Can I Work?

  • Hospitals
  • Medical Clinics
  • Private Practices

What’s next after I complete this program?

Enter the Workforce

Medical Office Specialists start at about $33,000 a year performing administrative duties using specific knowledge of medical terminology for hospitals, clinics, or physician offices.

Want more information?

Academic programs count as academic credit for a certificate, diploma or degree and may transfer toward future academic endeavors at four-year colleges and universities.
Training programs can be completed in a matter of weeks or months, are focused on career training, and provide credentials and certificates needed in the specific fields of study. Coursework does not transfer.
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