Medical Administrative Assistant

  • Credits: 60
  • Degree Type: A.A.S.
  • Campus: , Online

Program Overview

Medical Administrative Assistant graduates are prepared to assume many of the same responsibilities as medical secretaries. In addition, medical administrative assistants have education in topics relating to medical office management.


Graduates of the medical secretary, medical administrative secretary and emphasis area programs have employment opportunities in a variety of health care settings including, but not limited to, hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, government agencies, public health, home health agencies, long-term care facilities, and dental offices.

The employment outlook for medical secretaries in the state of Minnesota from 2010 to 2020 is 32%, a very high growth career.

Potential Job Titles

Program Courses

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Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
ADMM 1110 Intro to Hlth Info Mgmt 3 credits
ADMM 1120 Medical Office Procedures 3 credits
ADMM 1130 Medical Transcription 4 credits
ADMM 1135 Medical Language Applic 4 credits
ADMM 1150 Medical Billing/Insurance 3 credits
ADMM 1160 CPT/HCPCS Coding 3 credits
ADMM 1165 ICD Coding 3 credits
ADMM 2280 Medical Office Simulation 3 credits
ADMS 1100 Keyboarding I 3 credits
ADMS 1116 Business Communications 3 credits
CPTR 1104 Intro to Computer Tech 3 credits
HLTH 1106 Medical Terminology 2 credits
HLTH 1140 Electronic Health Records 3 credits
HLTH 2002 Pharmacology 2 credits
HLTH 2208 Pathophysiology 3 credits
BIOL 2252 Anatomy & Phys I 3 credits
BIOL 2254 Anatomy & Phys II 3 credits
ENGL 1111 Composition I 3 credits
PHIL 2210 Morals and Medicine 3 credits
  G1:Communication Elec ( *See Elective Options Listed Below ) 3 credits

Area of Interest Elective Course Options

For this particular pathway, NCTC recommends a student explore further coursework in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum areas listed below. Need help? Schedule an appointment with a Northland Academic Advisor for assistance in selecting courses.

Course # Course Name Credits
G1: Communications Electives
SPCH 1101 Intro to Public Speaking 3 credits
SPCH 1103 Interpersonal Communicati 3 credits

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