Medical Administrative Assistant Online Associate Degree
The medical administrative assistant online associate degree prepares students for entry-level administrative positions in a variety of healthcare settings. Administrative duties may include greeting patients, setting appointment times, scheduling hospital admissions, medical transcription, medical record management, insurance coding and billing, bill collections, office compliance, and other general medical office procedures. A medical administrative assistant with sufficient training and experience may become responsible for office management.
The medical administrative assistant program utilizes a combination of lecture and learning activities to address both administrative and general topics. Students have the option to complete the 160-hour practicum required for eligibility to take a credentialing exam.
Graduates of the program will:
- Demonstrate entry-level skills, knowledge and behavior competence in administrative content, functions, and procedures; including medical records management, healthcare coding, office accounting, and transcription.
- Apply fundamental principles, regulations, and statutes for performing within legal and ethical boundaries.
- Create a plan for obtaining membership in professional organizations, and continuing education.
Course Listing (90 Credits)
ME1100 Introduction to Medical Assisting
ME1140 Medical Terminology for Health Professions
ME2211 Human Pharmacology
ME2250 Medical Law and Ethics
ME2260 Medical Records Management
ME2515 Introduction to Pathophysiology
ME2611 Healthcare Coding and Billing I
ME2612 Healthcare Coding and Billing II
ME2620 Medical Office Procedures with Software Apps
ME3321 Medical Administrative Assistant Practicum OR
HA3010D Introduction to U.S. Healthcare Delivery
MT1050 Introduction to Business
MT2050 Principles of Management
EN1150 Composition I
EN2150 Interpersonal Professional Communication
EN1150 Professional course (Minimum “C” grade required)
SC1221 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology with Lab
SC1221 Professional course (Minimum “C” grade required)
MA2000 Quantitative Reasoning
MA2000 Professional course (Minimum “C” grade required)
HU Humanities Elective
HU Professional course (Minimum “C” grade required)
PS2000 Human Growth and Development
SO1060 Foundations of Cultural Competence
CS1201 Juggling College, Life, and Career: Set Up for Success! OR
CS1203 Bridge to Success: Creating Your Future at NAU
CS1301 Do the Numbers! Achieving College and Career Success
CS2086 Career Path Planning
Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.