The Medical Administrative Assistant program focuses on the many and varied administrative functions of the medical office including personnel supervision, credit and collection procedures, and the management of time and resources. Upon completion of all required courses (25.5 units), students are assisted with placement in an internship in a local health care facility. This is a valuable experience in applying the knowledge and skills acquired in class to the workplace. Program Requirements The following are required prior to entry into the internship: Statement of Eligibility for internship, Health Statement and physical examination, Current CPR certificate, Keyboarding proficiency of 35 wpm, Basic word processing skills, and Completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better prior to entry into internship HTCH 054A. Upon completion of the certificate, students are prepared to pursue the following career options: Medical Office Management, Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical File Clerk, and Medical Receptionist.
Program Requirements (25.5 units)
|Course Number||Course Title||Units|
|HTCH001||Introduction to Health Care||1 unit|
|HTCH002||Medical Information Processing||2 units|
|HTCH005||Basic Medical Terminology||3 units|
|HTCH041||Medical Office Business Procedures||3 units|
|HTCH042||Insurance Billing and Coding||2 units|
|HSCI003||CPR / AED - Basic Life Support for Providers and Professionals||0.5 units|
|HTCH006||Advanced Medical Terminology||3 units|
|HTCH007||Medical Ethics & Law||2 units|
|HTCH008||Communication for Health Care Personnel||2 units|
|HTCH043||Basic Medical Accounting and Record Keeping||3 units|
|HTCH044||Electronic Medical Records||2 units|
|HTCH054A||Internship for Health Care Technologies||2 units|
Total Certificate Units: 25.5 units
To be awarded a certificate, a student must:
- Complete all the major requirements.
- Earn a grade of “C” (or "P") or better for all required courses.