Medical Administrative Assistant : Emily Griffith Technical College

Medical Administrative Assistant

We have full-time and part-time start dates throughout the year! Give us a call at 720-423-4700 to find out when our next available start date is.

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 days a week and complete career-relevant projects at home.

Real world experience: Complete a capstone project in order to complete the program.

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
10 Months
Part Time
Program length

No upcoming starts available.

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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: No upcoming starts available.
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: No upcoming starts available.
CIS 140 Microsoft Outlook

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

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
HPR 101 Customer Service in Healthcare

Introduces students to customer service theory and techniques specifically in the healthcare arena. This course will discuss therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and negotiation, as well as employee/employer relations. Exploration of diverse populations and cultural sensitivity will be addressed.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
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: No upcoming starts available.
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: No upcoming starts available.
MAP 110 Medical Office Administration

Introduces the adminstrative duties specifically used in medical offices.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
MAP 120 Medical Office Financial Management

Covers the practical uses of accounts and records with emphasis on accounting principles and analysis for use in a medical office. Introduces outpatient coding with an ultimate goal to present a clear picture of medical procedures and services performed (CPT codes), correlating the diagnosis, symptom, complaint or condition (ICD codes), thus establishing the medical necessity required for third-party reimbursement.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
MOT 121 Medical Scribing

Provides basic knowledge, comprehension, and skills required to scribe medical dictation with accuracy, clarity and timeliness, while applying the principles of professional and ethical conduct.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
MOT 130 Insurance Billing and Coding

Introduces outpatient coding services performed (CPT codes) Current Procedural Terminology correlating the diagnosis or signs & symptoms (ICD codes) International Classification of Diseases, establishing medical necessity required for third-party reimbursement.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
MOT 225 Medical Practice Management Issues

Focuses on bringing acquired knowledge to issues faced specifically by medical practice managers and is the culmination of knowledge the student has learned in the program. Includes management priorities, principles of practice management ¿ financial, clinical, personnel, and service, financial management control, information management systems, marketing, managed care contracting and negotiations, basic business policies of medical office compliance, coding and documentation.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
MOT 289 Capstone

Emphasizes a synthesis of the information and skills that students learned throughout their medical office technology classes.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.

"It helped me build my confidence; I know how to conduct myself professionally."

For Jay Wrathrall, coming back to school after 20 years was a daunting decision. “I was really anxious about going back to school at 40 years old.” But he decided to enroll in the GIS program after encouragement from friends and realizing that without additional education, he would continue to hit a wall in whatever industry he worked in. 

As a single parent to a 12-year-old son, he needed a program that could fit into his schedule and he didn’t have a lot of money to spend. It became clear very quickly that Emily Griffith was the right choice for him. “I get extra value for my money,” he says. 

Now Jay is almost finished with the program and says he has gained a lot of skills that will be useful in whatever career he decides to go into. “It helped me build my confidence; I know how to conduct myself professionally,” he says. “I feel like I’m in a pretty good place.” He gives a lot of the credit to his instructors, Jen Lillis and Donnie Kirk, who he says really made themselves available and gave him the support he needed to succeed!

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