The Medical Administrative Assistant course prepares students for an entry-level position in the field.

This course will teach you solid administrative and clinical skills necessary to effectively maintain a medical office environment, from scheduling appointments and maintaining patient records to financial procedures and risk management. Duties for the Medical Administrative Assistant include: scheduling and receiving patients; preparing and maintaining medical records; performing basic secretarial skills and medical transcription; handling telephone calls and writing correspondence; serving as a liaison between the physician and other individuals; and managing practice finances. Upon completion of the course, you will be eligible to sit for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Prerequisite: High school diploma or GED.

Included in the course fee: Textbook and certification exam fee (One attempt).

Some programs are grant-funded; if you meet the grant eligibility requirements, there is no cost to you.