Medical Administrative Assistant Program
What is a Medical Administrative Assistant?
Medical administrative assistants are important administrative staff who keep medical offices running efficiently. As a medical administrative assistant you will provide vital information to the office staff and to other organizations. You will also play a key role in patient services by answering phones, greeting patients and triaging appointments.
As a medical administrative assistant graduate, you will have a strong background in office skills and a working knowledge of the medical field. This powerhouse combination can prepare you for a career in offices in the health care field and in other industries.
We worked with employers to find out the skills they are looking for in a 21st-century medical administrative assistant. Our course curriculum incorporates software technologies to provide students with the Microsoft Office suite and writing skills essential to success in the field.
Pima Medical Institute's Medical Administrative Assistant program gives you a good base in administrative skills and medical terminology, as well as an introduction to hospital and laboratory procedures.
At Pima, you will be trained in skills needed for working within electronic health records; verifying medical insurance; performing basic medical billing and coding tasks; preparing correspondence; assisting physicians with reports, articles and conference proceedings; bookkeeping and banking procedures; answering phones; triaging appointments; and filing.
|CSK 100||Study Skills*||15||1.0|
|CAT 150||Anatomy, Physiology, and Terminology*||55||3.5|
|CCB 100||Computer Basics*||15||0.5|
|CMF 95||Math Fundamentals*||20||1.0|
|CHS 100||CPR & First Aid||10||5||0.5|
|Career Prep Sequence* Total||100||20||6.5|
*Successful completion of CSK 100, CAT 150, CCB 100, and CMF 95 is required either online or on-ground prior to externship.
|MAA 100||Office Management||30||30||3.0|
|MAA 102||Introduction to Insurance and Coding||15||15||1.5|
|MAA 104||Business Writing and EHR||15||15||1.5|
|Professional Sequence I** Total||60||60||6.0|
**Professional Sequence I must be successfully completed prior to entrance into Professional Sequences II and III.
|MAA 134||Vital Sign Basics||15||0.5|
|MAA 136||Computer Applications for the Medical Office||15||45||2.5|
|MAA 138||Medical Billing and Coding||15||15||1.5|
|Professional Sequence II Total||45||75||5.5|
|MDA 136||Medical Law and Ethics||15||1.0|
|MAA 142||Electronic Health Records||15||45||2.5|
|MAA 144||Written Communication in the Medical Office||30||15||2.5|
|Professional Sequence III Total||60||60||6.0|
Driven by the rapid growth of health care, national employment growth for medical administrative assistants is expected to be much faster than average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Day Classes: 30 weeks
Evening Classes: 34 weeks
For more detailed information on Pima Medical Institute's Medical Administrative Assistant program specifics, financial aid and career planning services, please visit your local campus below.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/office-and-administrative-support/secretaries-and-administrative-assistants.htm