Medical Administrative Assistant (Certificate)

Online Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate Program

This 100% online program is designed to provide the skills necessary to pursue a career as a non-medical professional in the healthcare industry, namely in the area of administrative assistant, back-office professional or medical receptionist.

Healthcare support occupations and healthcare practitioner and technical occupations will add 1.3 million jobs - roughly 1 in 4 new jobs - by 2024.[1].

The Medical Administrative Assistant certificate is a 17-credit-hour program designed to give you the flexibility to take classes on your terms. And it can be completed in half a year, putting you on the path to a new career ... and giving you the boost you need to complete Grantham’s Medical Coding & Billing associate degree program or even the bachelor’s in Health Systems Management.

Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate Program Outcomes

By providing a solid foundation in basic medical office functions, financial procedures and risk management for back offices, this 17-credit-hour program provides the insight to ...

  • Explain the role and function of different types of healthcare facilities and environments
  • Explain medical terms and abbreviations that are commonly used in health information management systems
  • Demonstrate understanding of local, state, and federal regulations, including OSHA standards and HIPAA's rules for protected health information
  • Demonstrate diagnosis coding skills for records management
  • Successfully complete CMAA Practice Assessment through ATI Testing website (four attempts provided) in preparation for taking the Certification Exam

Plus, upon completion of this program, you will have the skills necessary to successfully complete the ATI Testing website’s Practice Assessment (4 attempts) in preparation to take the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) Certification Exam.

Learn how an online degree from Grantham could change your life and ignite your career success. Our online classes are a great fit for active duty military, veterans, military spouses, military personnel, high school graduates, government employees, etc. Contact us at (888) 947-2684 to find out more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities and enrollment process.

Course Highlights & Curriculum

Textbook Information

Full curriculum

Course Title Credits
GU100 Student Success 1
AH111 Healthcare Delivery Systems 3
AH114 Medical Terminology 3
AH212 Basic Diagnosis Coding Systems 3
AH215 Medical Assisting 3
AH235 Medical Administrative Assistant Certification Prep 4
Program and core: 17
Electives (0): 0
Total: 17

Additional online degree details

Degree level: Certificate
Delivery method: Online
Availability: Available

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