2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Feb 25, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate

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The certificate for Medical Administrative Assistant prepares the completer with employment opportunities in a variety of health care settings.   In order to provide an educational platform to prepare for this pathway, the School of Nursing and Allied Health in conjunction with the W. Paul Cole Jr. School of Business offer the following courses to be packaged and upon completion of all 14 hours the student to be awarded a certificate for Medical Administrative Assistant.  In addition to the certificate Medical administrative assistants may require on the job training for better performance if the skills needed for a particular health care area. 

 The objectives covered within certificate curriculum may include but are not limited to:

  • Acquiring patient personal information
  • Scheduling of patient appointments
  • Entering patient information into electronic medical record systems
  • Assessing vitals
  • Assisting with basic patient care
  • Providing patient instruction
  • Utilizing word processing programs
  • Providing interpersonal communication


Qualities that are important for those choosing this career path include:

  • Analytical skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Technical skills


The required courses are listed below.  Those interested in completion of this certificate are urged to contact the Dean of Nursing and Allied Health for more information.

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