Medical Administrative Assistant
Gain the administrative skills you need to work in a front office for a physician practice or clinic.
Medical Administrative Assistants are an integral part of any healthcare facility and are responsible for communicating with patients, scheduling appointments, filing insurance claims, maintaining records, and billing. The program integrates all of the topics and skill competencies required to meet current healthcare industry standards.
Medical Administrative Assistant certificate
No. of Classes:
6, plus externship
Approximate cost of the program is $1,826. Textbooks and other required materials not included in this estimate.
Must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED®
Prior to externship students must complete a health assessment, provide up-to-date immunization record, and Healthcare Provider BLS CPR certification through the American Heart Association.
Courses in This Program
Computer Basics for Allied Health
Healthcare Provider BLS CPR
Ed2Go Online HIPAA Compliance
Ed2Go Online Medical Terminology
Medical Business Writing & Communications
Core class: Medical Office Processes
Medical Front Office Externship
What Can I Do When I Complete This Program?
Upon successful completion of the Medical Administrative Assistant program at Harford Community College students are eligible to participate in a 40-hour externship at an area medical office. After that students may sit for the national certification exam in order to earn the designation of a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant through the National Healthcareer Association and be prepared to work in a medical office.
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the 2019 the average salary for medical administrative assistants in Maryland was $40,540* per year.
*Completion of this certificate does not guarantee this wage.
Who Teaches This Program?
The Medical Administrative Assistant program is taught by experienced industry professionals.