Certificate in Medical Office Administrative Assistant

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Build a Career in Healthcare with Medical Office Administrative Assistant Training

If you have an interest in healthcare but prefer a career in administration, a career as a Medical Office Administrative Assistant may be the right fit for you. You could work in a medical front office, hospital department, or insurance company as a medical secretary, a medical receptionist, or a medical billing and coder.

Medical Office Administrative Assistant Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this Medical Office Administrative Assistant program, you will be able to:

  • Explain the knowledge, skills, and professional behavior necessary to perform as a competent entry level medical office administrative assistant in a variety of settings
  • Demonstrate an understanding of medical health record systems and how to enter patient information, creation of Superbills, and medical office visits
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of medical health record retention and security
  • Demonstrate an understanding of medical insurance plans for inpatient and outpatient services and how to code, bill, and apply for reimbursement
  • Apply the knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology as it relates to medical billing and coding
  • Identify and describe the legal and ethical standards, guidelines, and regulations pertinent to the medical office administrative assistant field
  • Demonstrate the importance of professionalism, communication, and collaboration skills in the professional setting

Program Length

  • 10 months

Delivery Method

  • Online Learning

Medical Office Administrative Assistant Classes and Curriculum

The Certificate in Medical Office Administrative Assistant program provides you with the knowledge and technical skills you need to find an entry-level position as a medical office administrative assistant. In classrooms and labs, you learn how to maintain medical records, file insurance claims, code diagnostic and professional services, and use computer technology to enhance your potential for employment. In addition, you will complete assignments such as reading, exercises, problem solving, projects, research, papers, and presentations.

Topics and Classes

Admissions Requirements

Program Length

Delivery Method

  • Health Care Delivery Services
  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Records Management
  • Billing, Coding, and Reimbursement
  • Medical Insurance Processing and Bookkeeping
  • Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
  • Regulatory Issues in Health Information

Students must meet admissions requirements noted in the Catalog & Student Handbook.

In as little as 10 months, you can get started on a rewarding career as a Medical Office Administrative Assistant. Charter College starts classes every five weeks providing unparalleled flexibility and our unique learning approach helps you to graduate on time.

The Certificate in Medical Office Administrative Assistant program is available in an online format. Online learning gives you the flexibility to balance your classwork with family, work, and other commitments.

Prepare for Entry-Level Medical Office Administrative Assistant Careers

The Certificate in Medical Office Administrative Assistant program prepares you to handle the duties and requirements of entry-level Medical Office Administrative Assistant positions. You can seek employment in medical offices, hospitals, outpatient care centers, and insurance offices.

Medical Office Administrative Assistant Certifications

Students in the Certificate in Medical Office Administrative Assistant program will take a proctored certification test. The proctored certification test takes place on a Charter College campus, and students will take the test at the campus nearest to them. If the student is not within a reasonable and customary commuting distance to a campus, the College will find a proctoring site that is close to the student’s home. The College cannot guarantee a proctoring site will be available within a specific distance from the campus or student’s home.

Occupations this program prepares you for:

Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

Medical Records Specialists


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