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)

Behavioral/Social Science

PS2000     Human Growth and Development

SO1060     Foundations of Cultural Competence

General Education

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.