Medical Office Assistant Certificate

Prepare for employment as a medical office assistant with iHealth@NECC's flexible, affordable training program.

Medical Assistant Certificate

Program Overview

If you are seeking an entry-level career in health care as a medical office assistant, receptionist, appointment scheduler, or medical record clerk, then iHealth@NECC's Medical Office Assistant Certificate is for you.

The Medical Office Assistant typically works in health care centers, clinics, home health agencies and ambulatory care centers. Through the course of study, students will learn medical terminology, effective communication skills, computer applications and front office management procedures.

By completing the Medical Office Assistant Certificate, you will learn medical terminology, effective communication skills, computer applications and front office management procedures.

Students who attend the Medical Office Assistant program through iHealth@NECC will complete most of their course work online and come to the iHealth@NECC facility at our Lawrence Campus once or twice a week for in-class meetings and laboratory sessions.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be able to pursue many career paths. Medical office assistants typically work in health care centers, clinics, home health agencies and ambulatory care centers.

Graduates of this program are eligible to take the National Health Care Association certification exam to become a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA).

Program Requirements

Students must earn a grade of "C" in all HES courses in order to graduate. A minimum of 19 credits hours are required for graduation.

Medical Office Assistant Certificate Required Courses
Course # Course Name Credits Comments
ENG101 English Composition I 3  
HES103 RICCS: Preparing for success in a healthcare career 1  
HES104 Medical Office Administration 3  
HES115 Medical Terminology 3  
HES201 Healthcare Law and Ethics 3 Prerequisite
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology 3  
  Computer Elective 3 CIS110 or Higher

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