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Medical Administrative Assistant: Associate of Applied Science Degree

The medical administrative assistant degree program is designed to prepare students for entry-level administrative positions in a variety of healthcare settings. Administrative duties may include greeting patients, setting appointment times, scheduling hospital admissions, medical transcription, medical record management, insurance coding and billing, bill collections, office compliance, and other general medical office procedures. A medical administrative assistant with sufficient training and experience may become responsible for office management.

The medical administrative assistant program utilizes a combination of lecture and learning activities to address both administrative and general topics. Students have the option to complete a 160 hour practicum. The practicum is required for graduates to be eligible to take a credentialing exam. Students in the program must complete all professional courses in the curriculum with a minimum "C" grade.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will:

  • Demonstrate entry-level skills, knowledge and behavior competence in administrative content, functions, and procedures; including medical records management, healthcare coding, office accounting, and transcription.
  • Apply fundamental principles, regulations, and statutes for performing within legal and ethical boundaries.
  • Create a plan for obtaining membership in professional organizations, and continuing education.