Medical Office Administrative Assistant Certificate

Code: CERT.MOAA

Medical Office Administrative Assistants are multi-skilled practitioners who perform administrative and management duties. Graduates may work in physicians' offices, clinics, HMO's, billing companies, or other ambulatory care facilities, such as freestanding emergency centers and hospitals. Administrative responsibilities include: scheduling appointments, billing and collecting, coding diagnoses and procedures, insurance claim forms, medical records, performing computer applications, and providing patient instructions.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate entry-level competence in performing administrative medical office assistant skills.
  • Demonstrate technical proficiency in all administrative skills
  • Apply medical terminology when communicating professionally in a health care setting with patients, physicians, and all members of the health care team.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to construct, evaluate, and measure administrative tasks to operate the office efficiently.
  • Demonstrate computer literacy to retrieve, organize, and analyze information using skills from medical simulations and information technology classes.
  • Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior in the workplace.
  • Adhere to state, federal and local regulations and laws that apply to health care.
  • Communicate effectively with diverse populations..

Career Pathways

Medical Records : Administrator, Technician
Administrative Medical Office Assistant
Medical Executive Assistant/Secretary

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

MOA-140Medical Terminology

3

MOA-141Introduction to Medical Office Assisting

3

MOA-203Medical Office Assistant Administrative Procedures I

3

MOA-218Medical Economics

2

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

MOA-200Pharmacology for Medical Office Assistants

3

MOA-201Diagnostic and Procedural Coding

4

MOA-204Medical Office Assistant Administrative Procedures II

3

PSY-101General Psychology

3

WEX-159Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation [CPR] and Emergency First Aid

3

Total Credit Hours:15

General Education Requirements

WRT-101English Composition I

3

General Education Course:

PSY-101General Psychology

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Restricted Program Requirements

MOA-140Medical Terminology

3

MOA-141Introduction to Medical Office Assisting

3

MOA-200Pharmacology for Medical Office Assistants

3

MOA-201Diagnostic and Procedural Coding

4

MOA-203Medical Office Assistant Administrative Procedures I

3

MOA-204Medical Office Assistant Administrative Procedures II

3

MOA-218Medical Economics

2

WEX-159Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation [CPR] and Emergency First Aid

3

Total Credit Hours:26

Total Credit Hours: 30

Specific Program Notes

Students are encouraged to take their courses in semester sequence order.

Please note that required courses may have prerequisites. Click on each course to view details.

Students enrolled in this program ARE NOT REQUIRED to successfully complete a course in basic algebra if indicated by Placement Testing.