Majors & Certificates
Medical Administrative Assistant
The Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) Certificate Program at Lackawanna College is designed for students who are looking to assist healthcare providers with day-to-day support in medical offices.
In the CMAA program, students learn medical terminology, patient confidentiality, scheduling, customer service, diagnostic and procedural coding, as well as other administrative duties required by front-office personnel.
After completing the course, students will then be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Medical Administrative Assistant National Certification Exam.
Interested prospective students can apply to this program right now!
WHY ENROLL IN OUR CERTIFIED MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT PROGRAM?
Lackawanna’s Certified Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate Program provides the necessary knowledge to enter this high-priority occupation within the healthcare sector. In the classroom, you will learn from experienced professors and professionals working in this growing healthcare field.
A Certified Medical Administrative Assistant certificate from Lackawanna College prepares students with the skills to obtain positions in hospitals and physicians’ offices and in a variety of healthcare settings.
Since 2016, Lackawanna College CCAA students have an 86% pass rate on their first attempt taking the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) National Certification Exam. That is 8 percentage points above the national average of 78%.
WHY CHOOSE LACKAWANNA COLLEGE FOR YOUR MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT PROGRAM?
Lackawanna College’s Certified Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate Program provides students with the skills to become medical office assistants and begin their healthcare careers in less than six months.
Lackawanna College builds instructions and coursework around the real world. You will earn your certification from an accredited institution that is committed to keeping higher education accessible and affordable.
Our certificate programs are made for people just like you! When you’re looking for medical administrative assistant schools in your area, know that Lackawanna College is thoroughly prepared to welcome you into our program and set you down the path to success.
WHAT’S INVOLVED IN OUR CERTIFIED MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM?
To enroll in Lackawanna’s medical administrative assistant training, students must meet certain admission requirements, which will be reviewed during the application process. A high school diploma or GED is required.
The Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate Program consists of a combined total of 136 class/lab hours and runs in conjunction with the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant program. Course schedules may vary depending upon which location you attend.
Once completing the coursework, students will be placed in a clinical externship consisting of a minimum of 70 hours in a clinical setting.
Students are then eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Medical Administrative Assistant exam.
This program will provide you with training in various areas, some of which include:
- Law and Ethics
- Communication Skills
- Computer Applications
- Electronic Health Record Applications
- Diagnostic and Procedure Coding
- Health Insurance and Reimbursement
- Accounting Responsibilities
- Managing Appointments
- Written Communications
- Medical Terminology
APPLY TO OUR CERTIFIED MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
If you are interested in enrolling in Lackawanna’s Certified Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate Program, contact Nicolette Morgan, Continuing Education Coordinator, at (570) 265-3449, ext. 3.
An education at Lackawanna College prepares students to go out into the real world and make something better of themselves. And we are here to help.
Enroll at Lackawanna College today!
Lackawanna College is approved by the Pennsylvania State Department of Education to grant bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, and professional certificates and is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, which is designated as a National Accrediting Agency by the U.S. Office of Education.
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