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.

Program Overview

Credential Earned:

Medical Administrative Assistant certificate

 

No. of Classes:

6, plus externship

 

Cost:

Approximate cost of the program is $1,826. Textbooks and other required materials not included in this estimate.

Contact Information:

Dawn Reimer

443.412.2317

dreimer@harford.edu

 

Educational Format:

In-classroom; onsite

Requirements:

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.

 

Employment

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.