Medical Administrative Assistant

Calhoun Community College is currently offering 2 options for the Fall 2020 Healthcare Programs

This 50-hour Medical Administrative Assistant Program prepares students to function effectively in the administrative and clerical positions in the health care industry, which includes Medical Administrative Assistants, Medical Secretary, and Medical Records Clerk. The Program covers important background information on the medical office professional and interpersonal skills, medical ethics and law, medical terminology, basics of insurance billing and coding, telephone techniques, scheduling appointments, medical records management, and management of practice finances. This program is intended to provide students with a well-rounded introduction to medical administration so that a student can gain the necessary skills required to obtain a medical administrative assistant position in the health care field.

NOTE: After successful completion of the program, students may choose to sit for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) national examination that is administered through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Clinical Externship: Upon successful completion of this Medical Administrative Assistant program, students have the option to participate in a 40-hour clinical externship with a local healthcare provider.  Students may be asked to submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements.  Students are responsible for the background check, drug screening, etc. fees.

Option #1 – Self-directed on line classes

Students may start the self-directed on line class at any time and have full access to the website. Textbooks are mailed to the student’s registration address and students have up to 6 months to complete the program.

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Option #2 – Live, interactive on line classes

Students will attend scheduled classes and have live, interactive class led by an instructor. Attendance is mandatory during the times scheduled.

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Course Details

  • Duration: 50 hours + Optional 40-hour externship​
  • Dates:  October 19 – December 16, 2020
  • Days: Monday and Wednesdays
  • Times:  6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Cost:  $999 (textbooks and externship included)
  • Location: Online
  • Program Fee does not include cost of NHA Medical Administrative Assistant National Certification Exam – $117.
  • NHA National Certification Exam is proctored at Calhoun Community College.
  • *Eligible for WIOA Funding
  • Education Requirements:  Students must have a High School diploma or equivalent.

If you need additional information about this program, please email Diane Peck at


All refund requests for the Fall 2020 classes must be received in writing by the close of business on September 18, 2020. Email with your request, and then call 256-306-2515 to confirm receipt of the request.  Calhoun Community College is not responsible for emails that are not delivered/received.


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