Medical Administrative Assistant Online Course

Online Certificate Course with 40-Hour Clinical Externship

Study to become a certified Medical Administrative Assistant at your own pace and within your schedule. The Medical Administrative Assistant online course includes interactive learning modules, 24/7 mentoring, learning exercises, labs and a student portal with career resources.


Quick Facts

  • Tuition: $1,399
    Self-paced eLearning course includes six months access, all eBooks, workbooks and related course material. Course also includes an optional 40-hour clinical externship at a local healthcare provider.
  • Register: Visit How to Register
  • Contact: For more information and advising, call (888) 574-6218 or (866) 217-8931 or email program coordinator Jenifer Graff.


Medical Administrative Assistant Course Topics

  • An overview of the healthcare industry and expectations for a healthcare professional
  • Role of the medical administrative assistant
  • History of medicine, medicine and the law, medical malpractice, medical ethics and medical practice specialties
  • Ethical and legal issues, fraud abuse and compliance
  • Office and patient communication techniques, appointment scheduling and general office duties
  • Technology in the healthcare environment
  • Basic terminology used in the medical office
  • Medical records management, confidentiality of the medical record, initiating a medical record for a new client and filing reports in the medical record
  • HIPAA review and patient bill of rights and confidentiality
  • Financial and practice management
  • Health insurance coverage and billing and coding procedures
  • Professional fees, billing and collecting procedures, accounting systems and credit arrangements
  • Medical accounting, financial statements, cost analysis and budgets for the medical practice
  • Specimen collection, laboratory safety, and federal and state regulations
  • Assisting with medical emergencies
  • Career development

About the Online Course

This course includes:

  • 24/7 instructor support and course mentoring
  • Online healthcare content that supplements each course
  • Student and instructor collaboration
  • Engaging labs, student exercises, course videos and animated simulations
  • Access to an online community with interactive content and robust student services
  • Student pre and post assessments and online performance tracking
  • National and state certification opportunities
  • A secure Student Portal which includes: career guidance, resume writing and other career resources
  • 40-hour clinical externship

Educational Requirements

Medical administrative assistants should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.