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Medical Administrative Assistant


Medical administrative assistants complete a variety of administrative tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. Their duties vary with the location, specialty, and size of the practice. This course is a self-paced, online program. A person attending 25 hours per week should be able to complete this program in approximately 20 weeks.

Fall 2023

Dates: Register anytime. Open-entry, self-paced. 13 weeks enrollment starts on registration date.

Days: Self-paced (Computer lab open Monday - Friday)

Time: M/W: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, T/Th: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Fri: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Room: 201

NCCRS Credits: 3 (only applies to Medical Terminology component of class)

Fee: $360 for 13 weeks

Prerequisite: Must be 18 years or older, speak, read, write English at 12th grade US high school level. A reading comprehension test will be given on the first night of class. Additionally, a background check may be required for any externships and licensing, certification, or registration with the CDPH. 

A background check may be required for externships, clinicals and licensing, certification or registration with the appropriate governing board.


Please Note

Medical Administrative Assistant is a self-paced, open-entry course. This is not a hands-on medical career training program.

Please visit our Medical Assistant (Front & Back Office) page for more information.

For additional career certificate programs, please visit our Business & Computers page.


The following courses must be completed to earn this career certificate:

  • Intro to Computers
  • Windows
  • Keyboarding 1 (40wpm)*
  • Business English Review
  • Word Level 1
  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Office Procedures.** 


NCCRS College Credit Recommendations

More than 1,500 cooperating colleges and universities (including most California Community Colleges and Cal State Universities) will consider granting college credit based on NCCRS credit recommendations. Additional colleges may also award college units for SICE Medical Career Courses. 

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