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Administrative Medical Assistant Career Prep

The Administrative Medical Assistant Career Prep Certificate Program at Lackawanna College is designed for students who are looking to become medical office assistants and support healthcare providers day to day.

The need for professionals that understand how to utilize computerized medical office software and perform administrative office procedures is growing substantially.

In the Administrative Medical Assistant Career Prep program, students learn medical terminology, patient confidentiality, scheduling, customer service, basic patient documentation, and basic billing. They are also introduced to the other administrative duties required by front office personnel, including Microsoft Office applications.

Students in our medical office administration career prep courses will also prepare and sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Medical Administrative Assistant Certification exam and the Microsoft Office Word certification exam.

Individuals interested in beginning a career as an administrative medical assistant can enroll in Lackawanna’s career prep courses now!

WHY ENROLL IN OUR ADMINISTRATIVE MEDICAL ASSISTANT CAREER PREP CERTIFICATE PROGRAM?

Lackawanna’s Administrative Medical Assistant Career Prep Certificate Program instills in students the necessary knowledge to enter this high-priority occupation within the healthcare field.

As a medical front office assistant, you will be charged with organizing the tasks and workflow of your office’s reception and scheduling departments. You’ll learn how all of these responsibilities factor into providing quality care for the patients of your office.

You’ll also learn the core concepts of medical records, billing, insurance, and coding. In medical settings, these areas are just as important as the actual healthcare patients receive.

An Administrative Medical Assistant Career Prep Certificate from Lackawanna College prepares students with the skills to obtain a position in hospitals or physicians’ offices and in a variety of healthcare settings.

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WHAT’S INVOLVED IN OUR ADMINISTRATIVE MEDICAL ASSISTANT CAREER PREP CERTIFICATE PROGRAM?

The Administrative Medical Assistant Career Prep Certificate Program teaches students medical terminology, patient confidentiality, scheduling, customer service, basic patient documentation, and basic billing, as well as other administrative duties required by front office personnel, including Microsoft Windows, Outlook, and Word.

The course components require students to:

  • Identify parts of the human body
  • Describe the basic function of each body system
  • Utilize medical terminology in written and spoken communications
  • Define medical terminology commonly found in the medical record
  • Prepare and maintain the appointment schedule
  • Demonstrate proper telephone-handling techniques
  • Compose and prepare medical correspondence
  • Transcribe a dictated medical report
  • Manage incoming and outgoing financial transactions for the medical practice
  • Complete basic insurance forms, including the use of ICD-10
  • Prepare to take the National HealthCareer Association (NHA) Medical Administrative Assistant Certification exam (included)
  • Be introduced to Windows
  • Take a Microsoft Word Certification

This self-paced program costs $6,500 and runs for 430 hours. All coursework for this medical office administration certificate is completed online, and students can work through the program on their own schedules. However, we recommend that students complete 15 to 20 hours of coursework a week so as not to fall too far behind.

Students will prepare and sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Medical Administrative Assistant Certification exam and the Microsoft Office Word certification exam.

WHY CHOOSE LACKAWANNA COLLEGE?

Lackawanna College’s Administrative Medical Assistant Career Prep certificate program provides affordable coursework to students looking to improve their lives through education. The program trains students to maintain a front office and organize patients’ files.

You might wonder why prospective students should choose Lackawanna College for their education in these areas. When people want to work in administrative medical settings and search online for medical receptionist certificate programs, they are met with a ton of options.

What separates Lackawanna from all the rest? We are an open-enrollment college that works every day to provide our students with rich, comprehensive educational offerings while still keeping things affordable.

As long as you remain committed to your own success, we will be committed to helping you get where you want to go.

APPLY TO OUR ADMINISTRATIVE MEDICAL ASSISTANT CAREER PREP CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Enrolling in Lackawanna College’s Administrative Medical Assistant Career Prep Certificate Program can be your first step to finding a job supporting a medical office with its administrative duties. Without these roles, medical practices could not run. You will be executing vital and rewarding work, and it all starts with a Lackawanna education.

Additionally, if you want to further your education in this field even more, you can enroll in our Certified Medical Administrative Assistant degree.

Prospective students interested in enrolling in Lackawanna’s Administrative Medical Assistant Career Prep program can apply today.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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