Medical Administrative Assistant (Certificate)

Earn an Online in Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate

The healthcare industry is filled with non-medical careers – and it’s a growing industry. The Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate program from Grantham University can help you get your foot in the door to a healthcare-related career. Or, it could give you the boost you need to complete Grantham’s Medical Coding & Billing associate degree program or even the bachelor’s in Health Systems Management.

What will I learn?
Your medical administrative assistant training provides a solid foundation in basic medical office functions, financial procedures and risk management for back offices. Plus, the skills you learn should help you successfully complete the ATI Testing website’s Practice Assessment (4 attempts) in preparation to take the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) Certification Exam.

What careers can I pursue with this certificate?
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.

How long is this program?
At 17 credit hours, this medical administrative assistant online certificate program is designed to be completed in about 6-8 months. It could take less time depending on how much transfer credit you receive and how many classes you take each term.

How much will it cost?
The undergraduate rate is $265 per credit hour – lower if you’re a member of the military, a veteran or part of a military family. Grantham also offers scholarships and financial aid for those who qualify.

When can I start?
Grantham offers frequent course starts, often weekly. So we’re ready when you are.

Call us at (888) 947-2684 to learn more about our accredited degree and certificate programs, financial assistance opportunities or enrollment process.

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

University Professional Outcomes
Grantham University prepares graduates to succeed in a variety of professional and civic settings by incorporating these five critical life skills into the curriculum:

  • Communication – competence in effective written and oral communication
  • Critical Thinking – ability to analyze problems, reflectively process information and formulate solutions
  • Respect for Diversity – awareness of and appreciation for varieties of human experiences and social structures
  • Professional, Ethical and Social Responsibilities – responsibility to the greater societal good and an applied ethical framework in decision making
  • Lifelong Learning – definition for and acquisition of a continuing pursuit of educational needs throughout their professional lives

Upon completion of this program, you should have the skills necessary to complete the ATI Testing website’s Practice Assessment (4 attempts) in preparation to take the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) Certification Exam if you should so desire.

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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