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Program Details

Program specifics about earning a Medical Administrative Assistant A.A.S. Degree at Northland.

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

Program Accreditation

Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Program Learner Outcomes

  1. Student will demonstrate professional business communication in writing and speaking.
  2. Student will use correct medical terminology in all healthcare applications.
  3. Student will utilize appropriate technologies for healthcare applications.
  4. Student will prepare and manage records according to healthcare standards.
  5. Student will demonstrate professional workplace habits, including punctuality, attitudes, and behaviors expected of the medical administrative assistant profession.
  6. Student will perform diagnosis and procedure coding accurately and properly.
  7. Student will apply correct insurance procedures to medical administrative assistant tasks.
  8. Student will provide optimal, professional services expected by patients and employers while performing required administrative duties.
  9. Student will demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills in a variety of medical administrative assistant situations.
  10. Student will demonstrate interpersonal skills through effective listening, written, and oral communication in diverse situations.
  11. Student will exhibit professional, ethical practice, including confidentiality and other security and HIPAA requirements.

Articulation Agreements

Articulation Agreements are formal agreements between two or more colleges and universities to accept credits in transfer toward a specific academic program. Northland has articulation agreements in place with the following schools:

Transfer toMajor OfferedDegree
Mayville State UniversityBusiness AdministrationB.A.S.
Metropolitan State UniversityIndividualized StudiesB.A.
Minnesota State University MoorheadHealth Services AdministrationB.S.

Additional Program Resources

Medical Administrative Assistant

  • 2020-22 Medical Administrative Assistant AAS
  • 2017-20 Medical Administrative Assistant AAS
  • 2015-17 Medical Administrative Assistant AAS
  • 2013-15 Medical Administrative Assistant AAS
  • 2011-13 Medical Administrative Assistant AAS
  • 2010-11 Medical Administrative Secretary Technology AAS

Medical Transcription

  • 2011-15 Medical Transcription Certificate
  • 2010-11 Medical Transcription Certificate