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 nights 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
$4,618
Approximate cost. Additional material and book fees may apply
Full Time Program
10 Months
Program length
1/04/2022
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: 03/14/2022
Instructor: Mary Konzier
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: 01/05/2022
Instructor: Mary Konzier
CIS 140 Microsoft Outlook

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

Start Date: 02/23/2022
Instructor: Mary Konzier
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: 05/02/2022
Instructor: Rosalina Robles
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: 01/05/2022
Instructor: Rosalina Robles
HPR 178 Medical Terminology

Introduces the student to the structure of medical terms with emphasis on using and combining the most common prefixes, roots and suffixes. Includes terms related to major body systems, oncology, psychiatry, as well as clinical laboratory and diagnostic procedures and imaging. Class structure provides accepted pronunciation of terms and relative use in the healthcare setting.

Start Date: 01/04/2022
Instructor: Rosalina Robles
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: 02/01/2022
Instructor: Rosalina Robles
MAP 110 Medical Office Administration

Introduces the adminstrative duties specifically used in medical offices.

Start Date: 01/04/2022
Instructor: Rosalina Robles
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: 03/01/2022
Instructor: Rosalina Robles
MAP 110 Medical Office Administration

Introduces the adminstrative duties specifically used in medical offices.

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: 03/01/2022
Instructor: Rosalina Robles
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: 02/07/2022
Instructor: Rosalina Robles
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: 03/21/2022
Instructor: Rosalina Robles
MOT 289 Capstone

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

Start Date: 05/02/2022
Instructor: Rosalina Robles
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 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 182 Internship: Clinical

Provides supervised placement in contracted facility for guided experience in the psychomotor, cognitive and affective learning domains acquired in an educational program. Positions are non-paid.

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.
EMILY’S STORIES


"Mr. G is excellent. One of the most patient teachers I've ever had," says Reuben. "He will sit and explain things to you; he knows how to translate the information."

Reuben Alcantar is a student in the Commercial/Residential HVAC & Refrigeration program. Rueben will complete his certificate this month and is already filing the paperwork to start his own HVAC business!

He decided to attend Emily Griffith after he was laid off from his job as a welder for Northwest Pipe Company when the company decided to close its Denver facility. He was eligible for a Trade Adjustment Assistance grant and after helping his neighbor with some HVAC work, decided he wanted to make it his new career. 

He chose Emily Griffith because we understood his specific needs, particularly regarding childcare for his 7-year-old daughter. He also appreciates the hands-on experience that he’s received. “Mr. G is excellent. One of the most patient teachers I’ve ever had,” says Reuben. “He will sit and explain things to you; he knows how to translate the information.”

Vince Guerrie, HVAC instructor, says of Rueben, “He’s a natural leader. He always steps up to help. He’s going to be very successful.” 

Rueben is looking forward to starting his own business and being his own boss. He hopes to be able to spend more time with his family but he says he will miss coming to Emily Griffith every day. 

Congratulations Reuben! 

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