Medical Administrative Assistant

Are you interested in the administrative side of healthcare and don’t necessarily want to do hands-on care? A career as a medical administrative assistant gives you the opportunity to help people and enter a high-demand profession—no direct patient treatment required.

What’s a medical administrative assistant? Medical Administrative Assistants work with patients and healthcare providers to conduct a variety of administrative procedures, including scheduling appointments, electronic medical coding, filing insurance claims, maintaining records, as well as accounting and billing. 

In our part-time, hybrid program, you’ll learn all of the skills you need to get an administrative health care position. You’ll gain experience in medical coding, maintaining patient charts, arranging appointments and hospital admissions, and the ins-and-outs of health insurance forms. 

Convenient classes: Take classes two nights a week and complete career-relevant projects at home.

Clinical placement: Complete an internship in a real-world healthcare setting. 

Want more information? Get the Medical Administrative Assistant Program Flyer and the Medical Administrative Program Checklist.

What Can I Do with an Emily Griffith Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate?

Graduates from Emily Griffith’s Medical Administrative Assistant program have gone on to these jobs:

  • Medical Receptionist
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Patient Intake Receptionist
  • Unit Secretary
  • Surgical/Procedural Scheduler
  • Insurance Verification Specialist
  • Medical Scribe

Graduates of the program can go on to a variety of medical administrative roles for medical offices, hospitals, nursing facilities, public health departments and more. 

Business & Office Professionals
Approximate cost. Additional material and book fees may apply
5 Months
Full-time program length
Next Start Date
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Course Information

Required Courses

BTE 166 Business Editing Skills

Provides proofreading techniques and reviews spelling, punctuation, grammar, and word processing formats on various types of business documents and worksheets.

Start Date: 10/28/2020
CIS 118 Intro to PC Applications

This course introduces basic computer terminology, file management, and PC system components. Provides an overview of office application software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation graphics. Includes the use of a web browser to access the Internet.

Start Date: 11/16/2020
CIS 140 Microsoft Outlook

Introduces the functions used in Microsoft Outlook including e-mail messages, calendar, contacts, tasks, journals, and notes

Start Date: 12/09/2020
HPR 106 Law & Ethics for Health Professions

Introduces student to the study and application medico-legal concepts in medical careers. This course seeks to establish a foundation for ethical behavior and decision making in health professions.

Start Date: 10/14/2020
HPR 139 Medical Terminology

Discusses the structure of medical terms with emphasis on using and combining prefixes, roots and suffixes. This class includes terms related to major body systems, oncology, and psychiatry, as well as clinical laboratory and diagnostic procedures and imaging, and provides accepted pronunciation and spelling of terms used in the healthcare setting.

Start Date: 09/16/2020
HPR 208 Medical Record Terminology

Demonstrates knowledge of medical terminology with emphasis on combining complex prefixes, roots and suffixes. Course includes pathophysiology for major body systems. Course includes terms related to diagnostic tools per body system, as well as commonly used medical abbreviations. Course applies medical terminology knowledge in interpreting the medical record.

Start Date: 09/30/2020
MAP 110 Medical Office Administration

Introduces the adminstrative duties specifically used in medical offices.

Start Date: 08/18/2020

“Emily Griffith is a good place to study,” says Gabriella. “Teachers are very nice and they help you all of the time when you have questions.”

Gabriella Montes has wanted to be a nurse ever since she was a little girl. She moved to Colorado when she was 11 from Ciudad Juarez in Mexico. When one of her brothers got sick a few years ago, she gave him one of her kidneys. “Helping him then and in the future is one of my biggest motivations for becoming an LPN,” explains Gabriella. 

She has been working in healthcare in a variety of roles. She completed training in Medical Bilingual Assisting with Pima Medical Institute as well as Nurse Assisting with Lutheran Family Services. She has work experience as a bilingual Medical Assistant and a phlebotomist, and she currently works as a CNA. But she still wanted to become a full-fledged nurse. 

A friend recommended the Practical Nursing program at Emily Griffith, but she needed some help with the reading and math tests. So she took classes in our Adult Education program. 

“Emily Griffith is a good place to study,” says Gabriella. “Teachers are very nice and they help you all of the time when you have questions.”

There’s also a special place called the Student Success Center where everybody can study. That’s where she goes to study extra hours before class starts.

Gabriella recently passed the math test to get into the LPN program thanks to the help she received through the Adult Education program. She says it has been challenging to balance work, family, and school but she says, “It’s not easy but with time and dedication, you can do it!” 

Her advice to other students? “Don’t let anyone stop you!” 

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