Medical Administrative Practices*

Degree offered

Certificate of Achievement in Medical Administrative Practices

Credits required 29


Patricia Dent

Program contact 

Victoria Revier, Coordinator and Professor of Medical Administrative Programs, ext. 3206

Program Goal Statement   

This certificate prepares students to work for doctors or dentists, in hospitals, health agencies, or related fields.  They develop skills in medical software, medical terminology, beginner medical transcription, insurance forms preparation, medical office procedures, text editing and employment readiness skills.

Program Information

  • All credits transfer into the Office Administration Associate degree - Medical Administrative Assistant option.
  • MAA courses are offered primarily during the day.


  • OFC 102 can be "waived" by a demonstrated keyboarding speed of 20 words per minute based on a two-minute timing administered by the Office Administration Department Chair.  OFC 102 is a prerequisite for OFC 113 and OFC 117.
  • Take MAA 101 (Medical Terminolgy) before BIO 115 (Survey of Human Anatomy & Physiology).
  • Take OFC 120 (Text Editing) before MAA 102 (Medical Transcription).
  • The prerequisite for OFC 214 is OFC 113. Students who have not achieved the skill level equivalent to OFC 113 should consult with the Program Coordinator. 
  • A student who is unable to fit MAA 209 into the last spring semester should consult with the Program Coordinator about substituting the 3-credit CED 210 (Cooperative Work Experience I).

Related Programs

  • Office Administration Associate degree - Medical Administrative Assistant option
  • Medical Transcription Certificate Program

Degree Requirements

Program Courses

BIO 115Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology

4 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

MAA 101Medical Terminology

3 credits

MAA 102Medical Transcription

3 credits

MAA 204Medical Insurance Forms Preparation

3 credits

MAA 205Medical Office Procedures

3 credits

MAA 209Medical Office Portfolio Development

1 credit

OFC 117Introduction to Microsoft Office

3 credits

OFC 120Text Editing

3 credits

OFC 214Advanced Microsoft Word

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:29

Recommended Course Sequence - Summer

Consider taking Gen Ed courses to reduce semester load. If possible, take MAA 101 (Medical Terminology) the prerequisite to MAA 102 (Medical Transcription). 


Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

MAA 101, MAA 102, MAA 204, OFC 117, OFC 120

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

BIO 115, ENG 101, MAA 205, MAA 209, OFC 214

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