Medical Administrative Assistant, AAS

The medical administrative assistant degree program is designed to prepare 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 a 160-hour practicum. The practicum is required for graduates to be eligible to take a credentialing exam. Students in the program must complete all professional courses in the curriculum with a minimum "C" grade.

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • 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.

Medical Administrative Assistant: Associate of Applied Science Degree Requirements

90 Credits

Medical Administrative Assisting Major Core (38.5)

ME1100Introduction to Medical Assisting

4

ME1140Medical Terminology for Health Professions

2

ME2211Human Pharmacology

4

ME2250Medical Law and Ethics

4

ME2260Medical Records Management

4

ME2515Introduction to Pathophysiology

4.5

ME2611Healthcare Coding and Billing I

4

ME2612Healthcare Coding and Billing II

4

ME2620Medical Office Procedures with Software Apps

4

 

ME3321Medical Administrative Assistant Practicum

4.5

OR

HA3010DIntroduction to U.S. Healthcare Delivery

4

ME1100, ME1140, ME2211, ME2250, ME2260, ME2515, ME2611, ME2612, ME2620, ME3321, HA3010D: Professional course (Minimum "C" grade required)

ME3321: Recommended that students with no documented healthcare employment experience complete ME3321 MAA Practicum. (Required for students who choose to become credentialed.)

Support Core (9)

MT1050Introduction to Business

4.5

MT2050Principles of Management

4.5

General Education Core (42.5)

Communications

EN1150Composition I

4.5

EN2150Interpersonal Professional Communication

4.5

EN1150: Professional course (Minimum "C" grade required)

Science

SC1221Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology with Lab

6

SC1221: Professional course (Minimum "C" grade required)

Mathematics

MA2000Quantitative Reasoning

4.5

MA2000: Professional course (Minimum "C" grade required)

Humanities

HUHumanities Elective

4.5

HU: Professional course (Minimum "C" grade required)

Behavioral/Social Science

PS2000Human Growth and Development

4.5

SO1060Foundations of Cultural Competence

2

General Education

CS1201Juggling College, Life, and Career: Set Up for Success!

5

OR

CS1203Bridge to Success: Creating Your Future at NAU

5

 

CS1301Do the Numbers! Achieving College and Career Success

5

CS2086Career Path Planning

2

CS1201, CS1301, CS2086: Professional course (Minimum "C" grade required)

The Medical Administrative Assisting Core and Science courses are scheduled for the full required contact hours.

Graduation Requirements: A minimum 2.0 GPA is required overall and in the Medical Administrative Assistant Major Core. See the "Graduation Requirements" section of the catalog for additional requirements.

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