Start your medical career as a medical office assistant. Our Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate allows you to get a fast start in healthcare—in as few as 4 months.
Earning a Certificate is a valued credential that employers seek. Our career-focused program is fully online and offers flexible scheduling. In as little as 16 weeks, you could acquire the kind of customer service and office management professionalism that makes a real difference in the lives of others.
Our relevant curriculum includes specific coursework for Medical Administration, Healthcare Administrative Office Procedures, and Medical Billing and Insurance to help you develop confidence and practical experience that employers value:
When you want to continue your education, you can seamlessly transfer your education into our Healthcare Associate’s degree.
This 600 clock hour program is designed to prepare you for an exciting career as an Administrative Medical Assistant.
Medical Terminology and NHA Registration
Competency-Based Education and the Medical Assistant
Professional Behavior in the Workplace/ Therapeutic Communication
Medicine and Law
Medicine and Ethics/ Technology and Written Communication in the Medical Office
Telephone Techniques (Scheduling Appointments and Patient Processing)
Daily Operations in the Ambulatory Care Setting: The Health Record
Administrative Pharmacology Applications: Basics of Diagnostic Coding
Basics of Procedural Coding/ Basics of Health Insurance
Medical Billing and Reimbursement: Patient Accounts, Collections, and Practice Management
Banking Services and Procedures/ Supervision and Human Resource Management
Medical Practice Marketing and Customer Service/ Safety and Emergency Practices
Career Development and Life Skills
Medical Assistant Interview
The Future in Medical Assisting
TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS The following lists the minimum recommended hardware and software requirements a student will need to successfully access Lakewood College’s online academic programs: Audio: sound card and speakers or headphones for listening Internet connection: 56 Kbps for self-paced courses (caution: if the video is present, it may be poor at this speed) Screen resolution: at least 800 x 600 Internet browser: IE 7 or greater, Firefox 2 or greater, browser set to accept cookies and to show the newest version of a page Media Player such Windows Media Player, Camtasia, or Vidster (all of which can be downloaded for free at the respective websites). Pop-up blocker must be disabled **For optimal results the following is recommended: Internet connection: Cable modem, DSL or better (required for high-quality video) Screen resolution: 1024 x 768
A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.
Lakewood University provides everything you need for the Administrative Medical Assistant Professional. You will receive,
Administrative assistants who work in medical offices do important work. This importance is reflected in a dramatic rise in demand for qualified medical assistants. In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor predicts 29% job growth in this field by 2028*. That’s more than four times faster than the average job growth for all occupations in all industries.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Assistants, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm (visited July 13, 2020).
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Payment in full: $7,400.00
Lakewood University provides all textbooks, study guides, supplemental materials, achievement exams, and instructional support at no cost to the student.
Application Fee- $75 for degree programs; $0 for vocational programs
Registration Fee – $200 for degree programs; $125 for vocational programs
Library Fee – $100 per degree semester; $250 per vocational program term