Certificate of Achievement
The Administrative Medical Assistant program prepares the student for employment as an administrative (front office) medical assistant in a physician's office, clinic or outpatient center. This certificate program is designed to help meet industry demand by offering education and training on soft skills, appointment scheduling, reception duties, managing patient medical records, insurance authorizations, reimbursement and coding for the medical office or clinic. Students complete a 160 hours of supervised training in a medical office or clinic. Proof of medical malpractice insurance, current Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR certification and health clearance are required for the clinical experience. All students complete a background check and drug screening prior to enrolling in MA 217A. A minimum grade of "C" in all courses is required. Letter grade only. Upon completion of this certificate program, students may sit for the California Certification Board of Medical Assistant (CCMBA) certification examination (CCMA) and the American Academy of Professional Coder (AAPC), Certified Practice Coder (CPC) certification examination. Several courses also articulate into the Healthcare Technology Optimization Specialty certificate program, which affords additional career training in healthcare.
Careers associated with this program have a salary range from $31,000 to $99,000 with an average salary of $51,000.