The Medical Office Assistant program is designed to prepare students to become an entry-level medical administrative assistant with the necessary computer skills to be successful in today's job market. Students are introduced and provided an opportunity to practice their skills in various administrative and general office responsibilities including appointment scheduling, telephone techniques, proofreading, transcribing orders, medical billing, patient charting, patient reception, mail handling, and insurance procedures. Graduates will be prepared for positions in physician offices, hospitals, nursing homes, or other health facilities. The program concludes with an externship to a local medical facility to provide hands-on working experience. The program is designed for the student with little or no prior experience in the field.
Medical Office Assistant students will be given the opportunity to sit for the Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certification by NHA. Students will sit for the exam held at the school during their last few weeks of externship. Certification is not a requirement for graduation or employment in Pennsylvania.