Medical Assistant: Administrative
Allied Health 008/009 • Phone 215-968-8353 (option 3)
Curriculum Code No. 3148
Administrative medical assistants complete office paperwork, schedule patients, and handle insurance billing in physicians’ offices, clinics, or insurance companies. They may work as admitting clerks, billing agents, or medical transcriptionists in hospital outpatient areas.
Graduates of this program are able to
- perform basic administrative medical assisting functions including scheduling, appointments, coding, managing accounts receivables and payables, and maintaining accounting records;
- perform within legal and ethical boundaries;
- display a professional manner and image; and
- demonstrate an understating of the anatomical structure and physiological functions of the human body and of medical terms descriptive of body systems.
|COLL101 College Success Seminar||1|
|COMM105 Interpersonal Communication||3|
|HITT297 Medical Coding A||3|
|MEDA120 Medical Terminology B||3|
|MEDA140 Keyboarding and Document Processing B||3|
|MEDA205 Medical Law and Ethics||3|
|MEDA215 Medical Administrative Procedures A||3|
|MEDA216 Medical Insurance, Billing, & Reimbursement A||3|
|MEDA220 Medical Assisting Externship A||4|
|Total Credit Hours||26*|
A Course requires prerequisite.
B Open to Credit by Examination.
* All students are required to pass MEDA140 Keyboarding and Document Processing either by taking the course at Bucks County Community College or by passing the appropriate challenge test given by the Office Administration Area at the College. A competency of 35 words a minute with a 5-error maximum on a 5-minute timed writing is required.
Since the individual circumstances and backgrounds of students vary, all students planning to complete this certificate program must meet with their assigned academic advisor to develop a planned sequence of courses to meet their individual needs.