Medical Assisting: Administrative

Certificate of Achievement
Career/Technical (Major Code: 02315)

Prepares students for an entry level career in medical assisting with an administrative emphasis. Students gain an understanding of basic medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, pathology, medical assisting administrative procedures including record management, reception, appointment scheduling, and medical insurance processing. Graduates of the Medical Assisting – Administrative certificate program are prepared for employment in a variety of medical and healthcare settings.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Student will demonstrate with health professionals and patients proper oral and written communication skills with use of correct business English and medical terminology, including the ability to explain medical office policy and procedure according to mandated regulations.
  • Student will perform front office duties by evaluating medical records for patient and health insurance needs, including the preparation of documents using keyboarding skills for correspondence and claims processing by following basic medical insurance and coding knowledge.
  • Student will apply personal skills, positive attitudes, cultural awareness, professional medical ethics, and learned front office practice proficiency with health professionals and patients within the medical setting.

Gainful Employment

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Students who complete this program will have acquired the necessary analytical tools to successfully secure gainful employment in the field of study.

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Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
MEDOP 20 HEALTH CARE ESSENTIALS 3
MEDOP 230 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 3
BUS 211 COMMUNICATION IN BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY 3
COMM 174 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3
 Units12
Second Semester
MEDOP 121 ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS 2
MEDOP 236 PHARMACOLOGY FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS 3
MEDOP 135 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY 3
MEDOP 133 HUMAN STRUCTURES AND FUNCTIONS 3
 Units11
Third Semester
MEDOP 231 ADMINISTRATIVE MEDICAL ASSISTING PROCEDURES 4
MEDOP 21 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) CODING 3
MEDOP 44 MEDICAL INSURANCE BILLING 3
MEDOP 30 Medical Assisting-Administrative PRACTICUM 3
 Units13
 Total Units36