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Medical Office Administrative Assistant

In as little as 15 weeks, you may complete a CCBC Continuing Education certificate in this growing career field.

As a Medical Office Administrative Assistant, you will become a vital part of the healthcare industry. Jobs in this field are expected to grow rapidly with large numbers of job openings projected.

Medical Office Administrative Assistant Certificate Course Content

Computer Applications for the Administrative Assistant

Using a Microsoft Windows environment, students learn Microsoft Word and Excel skills essential for success in today’s medical office. Hands-on practice with actual medical examples and timely projects within intriguing case studies related to the medical industry.

Fundamentals for the Medical Office

Introduces the theory and principles of the health care delivery system, the health insurance industry, and the medical practice; and reviews areas of specialization and trends in the health care delivery system, emphasizing their impact on the medical office administrative assistant.


Develops alphabetic and numeric keyboarding skills and improves typing speed and accuracy through the use of a well-defined goal structure with drill work.

Medical Billing and Patient Accounting

Introduces the billing and accounting processes of the medical office. Students learn to input patient information, schedule appointments, and handle billing; produce various lists and reports; and learn to handle insurance claims, both on paper forms and electronically.

Medical Coding for the Non-Coder

Introduces ICD-CM diagnostic coding, the numeric classification of disease and injury; CPT procedural coding; and HCPCS coding. Introduces students to coding methodology and guidelines, demonstrates the importance of accuracy and specificity in code selection, acquaints the students with the different forms of medical data, and lays the foundation for more advanced coding and medical record analysis.

Medical Terminology

Learn how to build medical terms using interchangeable word parts, combining forms, prefixes, and suffixes and to translate terms into their common meanings. Students develop skills using listening, reading, speaking techniques. Terminology is introduced by body system and covers diagnostic procedures and pharmacology.

Professional Development Series

Learn job-seeker skills such as resume writing and job search techniques.