Medical Administrative Assistant

This entry level program prepares students to sit for National Certification as a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

 According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the 2017 median salary for Medical Administrative Assistants in Maryland was $38,010 per year.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED
  • Reading (NGR) and Math (NGA) Assessments, available at the Test Center; college-level courses or SAT/ACT scores (500+) may be used in place of the NGR and NGA
  • Health Assessment, including immunization record; prior to externship
  • Healthcare Provider BLS/CPR certification; prior to externship

First Set of Courses (completed in any order):

Career Courses:

  • Medical Office Processes
  • Medical Front Office Externship
    (The Clinical Coordinator arranges start date and placement with each student. Evening and weekend hours not available. It may take up to 3 months for students to be placed at an externship site. Students have 6 months to participate in an externship upon successful completion of all prerequisite courses)

Approximate cost of the program is $1,826.

Noncredit Registration
Noncredit Payment Information


All textbooks for noncredit classes are available at the College Store located in the Student Center.

Contact Information

For more information, please call 443-412-2172 or email

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