Medical Administrative Assistant (MAA)

Description

The Medical Administrative Assistant program prepares students to perform administrative duties for medical offices and health care facilities. Students develop competencies in medical office procedures, medical terminology, and medical coding and billing along with skills in time management, communications and transcription, and using application software.

Graduates earn an Associate of Applied Business degree and can expect to work as administrative assistants or as office managers in a variety of medical office and health care management settings.

Related Programs

Program Code

MAA.AAB

Benefits

Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Perform administrative duties necessary to the operation and management of medical offices, health care facilities offices, and health insurance-related offices.

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Executive Assistant
  • Medical Front Desk Coordinator
  • Medical Office Administrator
  • Medical Receptionist

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$21,000 - $41,000 annually

Employment Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment growth in the medical administrative field (medical secretaries) is projected to increase 41 percent through 2020.

Education Options

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Prexus Health Partners
  • VA Medical Center
  • WorkAbility Network

Co-op Salary Projections

$9/hr – $14/hour

Curriculum

Medical Administrative Assistant (MAA)

 
Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
ENG 101 English Composition 1 ( G) 3 0 3
IM 100 Computer Literacy ( B) 1 2 2
IM 115 Administrative Office Procedures and Practices ( B) 2 3 3
IM 130 Electronic Word Processing: Microsoft Word ( T) 2 3 3
MCH 101 Medical Terminology 1 ( T) 2 0 2
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)   1 0 1
Semester 2      
BUS 190 Professional Practices ( B) 1 0 1
IM 111 Computer Applications 1 ( T) 2 3 3
IM 120 Electronic Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel ( T) 2 3 3
IM 135 Business Document Formatting ( T) 2 3 3
MCH 102 Medical Terminology 2 ( T) 2 0 2
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)   3 0 3
Semester 3      
MAA 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Medical Administrative Assistant ( T) 1 40 2
MAT 1XX Mathematics Elective (G)   3 0 3
Semester 4      
ACC 101 Financial Accounting ( B) 2 2 3
IM 145 Document Proofreading and Editing ( T) 2 3 3
IM 155 Emerging Technologies and Social Media ( T) 2 2 3
LAW 101 Business Law ( B) 3 0 3
MA 120 Medical Office Insurance Coding and Billing ( T) 2 0 2
Semester 5      
MAA 292 Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Medical Administrative Assistant ( T) 1 40 2
ACC 1XX Accounting Software Elective (T)   0 2 1
Semester 6      
COMM 105 Interpersonal Communication ( G) 3 0 3
IM 260 Medical Administrative Procedures and Formatting ( T) 2 2 3
MGT 10X Management Elective (B)   3 0 3
XXX XXX Social/Behavioral Science Elective (G)   3 0 3
Total Credits:   50 108 63

Electives

First Year Experience Elective  
FYE 100 College Survival Skills 1
FYE 105 College Success Strategies 2
FYE 110 Community College Experience 3
English Composition Elective  
ENG 102 English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues 3
ENG 103 English Composition 2: Writing about Literature 3
ENG 105 English Composition 2: Business Communication 3
Mathematics Elective  
MAT 111 Business Mathematics 3
MAT 115 Pre-Statistics 3
MAT 131 Statistics 1 3
MAT 151 College Algebra 4
Accounting Software Elective  
ACC 115 Accounting Software Applications: Sage (Peachtree) 2
ACC 121 Computerized Bookkeeping: QuickBooks 1 1
Management Elective  
MGT 101 Principles of Management 3
MGT 105 Human Resource Management 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective  
Any Transfer Module course from ECO, GEO, HST, LBR, POL, PSY, SOC  

Contacts

Program Chair
Connie Crossley, BA, BS, M.Ed.
(513) 569-1833
Advisor
Viola Johnson, Ed.D.
Colleen Meyer, M.Ed., CIW-CI, CIW Associate
David Hensley, BS, MBA
Co-op Coordinator
Brian Hooten, MAOL
(513) 569-1634
brian.hooten@cincinnatistate.edu