Associate in Science

The duties of a medical administrative assistant will vary from one medical specialty to another and among the different departments of a hospital or clinic. However, all medical administrative assistants, in addition to regular office duties, should be able to perform such specialized tasks as: making appointments; quoting fees to patients; recording patients' charges and payments; issuing and collecting bills; transcribing medical histories; completing insurance forms; helping patients understand doctors' instructions regarding diets, prenatal care, exercises, etc.; searching medical journals for items of interest to doctors; proofreading doctors articles, lectures, and manuscripts; and preparing records for doctors' use in court. 



The Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate prepares students to work in a medical office or hospital. Word processing skills, medical transcription skills, insurance coding, and training on medical office software program are emphasized. 

^Principles of the Human Body (BIO*110) or Human Biology with a lab (BIO*115) is strongly recommended.

†Students who satisfy the Keyboarding for Information Processing I (BOT*111) requirement may substitute another BOT or Business course.

Connecticut Health & Life Sciences Career Initiative is 100% funded by a $12.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration TAACCCT


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