2019-2020 Spring Edition 
    Dec 11, 2023  
2019-2020 Spring Edition [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Administrative Medical Assistant Certificate of Achievement

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The Administrative Medical Assistant Certificate of Achievement prepares students for employment as administrative (front office) medical assistants in a physician’s office, clinic or outpatient center.

Students learn skills and job competencies for entry into the workplace. These include: professionalism, soft skills, appointment scheduling, reception duties, medical records management, insurance authorizations, reimbursement, billing and coding for the medical office or clinic. Students complete 150 hours of supervised training in a medical office or clinic. Proof of medical malpractice insurance, current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification and health clearance are required for the clinical experience. A minimum grade of “C” in all courses is required. Letter grade only. Upon completion of this certificate program, students meet the California Certification Board of Medical Assistant’s certification examination (CCBMA) requirements. Students may enter the program in Spring, Summer or Fall. There are no pre-requisites for entry into the program.

Other potential careers that the student may enter upon completion include: Medical Insurance Coding Specialist, Health Medical Preparatory programs, Medical Office Management/Administration, Medical Receptionist, or Medical Secretary.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate administrative medical skills
  • Describe legal and ethical practices related to medical care
  • Demonstrate medical office employability skills


Total Units for the Certificate: 27

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

Suggested coursework not required for the major: MA 211B , MA 212B , MA 213B , MA 214B , MA 218B .

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