Medical Office Assistant

Program Hours: 675
Assigned Course Preparation Hours: 168
Academic Credits: 33

Program Description

This program prepares students to perform a variety of duties including medical insurance, coding and billing, completing and submitting medical insurance forms, creating and maintaining electronic health records and medical charts, preparing reports and correspondence, scheduling appointments, and greeting patients. The program also provides students with a foundation in Anatomy & Physiology and basic Pharmacology in preparation for career advancement.

Learning Objectives

  • Students gain the knowledge and ability required for entry-level employment in the health administrative assistant field.
  • Students prepare to obtain employment as medical office assistants in physician offices, clinics, public or private hospitals, nursing homes, or community health centers. Other employment opportunities include research and care agencies, pharmaceutical firms, medical supply firms, and related service businesses.

Methods of Instruction

Courses are computer-based and instructor-led. Students learn via one-to-one or small-group instruction, LMS modules, textbooks, workbooks, and online forums and discussions.


Refer to the Student Catalog and Handbook for the full list of policies.


Course sequence is subject to change based on instructor discretion.

Course Name/SyllabusNumberProgram HoursPreparation Hours
Introduction to Allied HealthSAH-0015012
Medical TerminologySAH-0027519
Anatomy and Physiology 1SAH-0047519
Anatomy and Physiology 2SAH-0057519
Professional Development for Allied HealthSAH-012256
Computer Skills for Allied HealthSAH-0037519
Electronic Health RecordsSAH-0067519
Pharmacology for Allied HealthSAH-0075012
Medical BillingSAH-0087519
Administrative Medical AssistingSAH-01710025