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.