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Montclair State University Continuing and Professional Education Catalog > Allied Health

Medical Administrative Assistant Program  

This 50-hour certificate prepares learners to function effectively in many of the administrative and clerical positions in the health care industry. Medical Administrative Assistants, Medical Secretary, and Medical Records Clerks are all positions in great demand. This certificate program covers important background information on the medical assisting profession and interpersonal skills, medical ethics and law, medical terminology, basics of insurance billing and coding, telephone techniques, scheduling appointments, medical records management and management of practice finances. It is intended to provide learners with a well-rounded introduction to medical administration so that they can gain the necessary skills required to obtain a medical administrative assistant position in the health care field.

Clinical Externship: As part of this Medical Administrative Assistant program, you will be eligible to participate in a 40 hour clinical externship.

National Certification: This program meets the necessary requirements to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) - Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam.

 

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