Medical Administrative Assistant
As a Medical Administrative Assistant student you will learn the medical, business, technology, and communications skills needed to work in a private physician’s office, specialty clinic, or hospital setting. You will study medical terminology, body systems, medical insurance and medical office procedures. In addition, you will develop the interpersonal skills, organizational effectiveness, and communication skills necessary to function in a medical environment.
Earn University of Alaska college credits (depending on coursework completed) while attending AVTEC.
Computer operations are a major part of the Medical Administrative Assistant program. Students learn to operate computers in a modern computer lab using a variety of software to become a productive user of computer hardware, software, networks, and the Internet. Training software includes Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer, Medisoft, and SpringCharts. Students are taught by Microsoft Office Specialist Instructors using the curriculum designed for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification.
Medical Administrative Assistant Courses
In addition to the courses required for the Office Assistant program, the Medical Administrative Assistant program focuses on these specialized advanced business office skills:
Medical Terminology (Contact hours: 120)
Law, Ethics, and HIPAA (Contact hours: 30)
Medical Billing (Contact hours: 100)
Basic Medical Coding (Contact hours: 207)
Electronic Health Records (EHR) (Contact hours: 90)
Computers in the Medical Office (Contact hours: 90)
To provide students with the technical office skills and professional work habits for career success in today's business and industry. The Medical Administrative Assistant program is committed to producing well-qualified employees for Alaska's medical offices, to providing a professional learning environment, and to meeting the needs of Alaska's diverse multicultural communities.
Length of Course
1,246 clock hours, 178 training days
August and January
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Minimum TABE tests scores for this program are: Reading - 585 and Combined Math - 552.
Contact the Admissions Office at 1-800-478-5389 for program entrance information and testing requirements. Physical requirements of the occupation are good eyesight, finger coordination, and the ability to sit for one to two hours.