If you are seeking an entry-level career in health care as a medical office assistant, receptionist, appointment scheduler, or medical record clerk, then iHealth@NECC’s Medical Office Assistant Certificate is for you.
The Medical Office Assistant typically works in health care centers, clinics, home health agencies and ambulatory care centers.
By completing the Medical Office Assistant Certificate, you will learn medical terminology, effective communication skills, computer applications medical records management, medical insurance requirements and front office management procedures.
Students who attend the Medical Office Assistant program through iHealth@NECC will complete most of their course work online and come to our Lawrence Campus once or twice a week for in-class meetings and laboratory sessions.
Graduates will be able to pursue many career paths. Medical office assistants typically work in health care centers, clinics, home health agencies and ambulatory care centers.
Graduates of this program are eligible to take the National Health Care Association certification exam to become a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA).
Students must earn a grade of “C” in all HES and MRT courses in order to graduate. A minimum of 20 credits hours are required for graduation.
Students interested in participating in this program may be required to undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, a Criminal Records Central Repository (CHRI) check, and/or a Sex Offender Record Information (SORI) check. For more information, visit the CORI/SORI/CHRI page on the NECC website.
Students enrolled in this academic program may be required to pass a drug screening analysis.
|Course #||Course Name||Credits||Comments|
|ENG101||English Composition I||3|
|HES103||RICCS: Preparing for success in a healthcare career||1|
|HES104||Medical Office Administration||3|
|HES292||Medical Office Assistant Externship||1||Prerequisite: HES104|
|MRT100||Intro to Health Information Practices & Procedures||3||Prerequisite|
|CIs||Computer Elective||3/4||CIS110, CIS112, CIS113, or CIS210|
|Year 1||Fall||Computer Elective, ENG101, HES104, HES115|
|Spring||BIO101, HES103, HES292, MRT100|