Medical Administrative Support Assistant

Medical Administrative Support Assistant

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Meta Major: 

The Medical Administrative Support Assistant Career Studies Certificate Program at Piedmont Virginia Community College is designed to provide students with the basic academic and technical skills necessary for entry-level jobs in local hospitals and physician offices, in the areas such as a medical secretary, receptionist, customer service representative, front office staff, office assistant and more.

Some working environments include physician offices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, nursing homes and long-term care facilities.

This program helps prepare you to take the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam, and/or the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam, and/or the Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) exam with the National Healthcareer Association.

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Program Requirements

Minimum Total Credit Hours to Complete: 


Required Courses: 

HLT 141 Introduction To Medical Terminology  - 2 Credit Hours
ITE 119 Information Literacy  - 3 Credit Hours
AST 243 Office Administration I  - 3 Credit Hours
HIM 226 Legal Aspects of Health Record Documentation  - 2 Credit Hours
HIM 106 International Classification of Diseases I
HIM 196 On-Site Training  - 1 Credit Hours
Technical Elective

Course Sequence: 

  • 3 Credit(s)

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Required Skills & Employment Outlook

Jobs this program prepares you for: 

Medical & Surgical Hospitals
Nursing Care Facilities
Offices of Physicians