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Medical Administrative Assisting

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Medical Administrative Assisting is designed to provide education and training for employment in various administrative health care settings. Medical Administrative Assistants are healthcare professionals who are key members of the administrative medical office team. They foster a friendly and positive patient experience while performing numerous administrative duties that adhere to all state and federal standards. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the Certified Medical Administrative Specialist exam. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) and an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Medical Assisting are also available.


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Field of Interest: 
Health Sciences
Academic Plan Code: 
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
2021 Spring
Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits
Admission criteria

Formal application and admission to the program is required. Students must be at least 18 years of age to apply for admission. Must be a high school graduate or equivalent. Submit current CPR/BLS Provider card (American Heart Association approved) and maintain current status throughout the practicum(s). Complete and submit the Allied Health Student Health and Safety Documentation Checklist, with included documentation, signed by a licensed healthcare provider.

Background Check Requirements
Admission to an Allied Health program requires that students be in compliance with the Maricopa County Community College District Supplemental Background Check policy. Program applications will not be accepted without a copy of an Arizona Department of Public Safety Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card. Students must maintain current fingerprint clearance throughout the practicum(s). Upon conditional program admission, the student must comply with all requirements of the current MCCCD background check policy.

Academic Plan: 
Medical Administrative Assisting (CER)

Successful completion of MAS101 is required for progressing in the Medical Administrative Assisting program.

Per programmatic accreditation requirements, students must pass all the psychomotor and affective skills contained within each course in order to successfully complete the course.

Students cannot repeat a course more than once.

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

This program is delivered in a fast-track format.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
MAS101Introduction to Medical Assisting2
MAS102Fundamentals of Administrative Medical Assisting6
MAS103Basic Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology6
MAS104Medical Administrative Assisting Practicum4
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Free Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
  • Practice empathy, compassion, cultural sensitivity and respect for diversity in the healthcare setting. (MAS101, MAS102, MAS103, MAS104)
  • Demonstrate professional behaviors and accountability. (MAS101, MAS102, MAS103, MAS104)
  • Apply ethical and legal guidelines and scope of practice to administrative and clinical settings, including use of technology and management of medical documents. (MAS101, MAS102, MAS103, MAS104)
  • Perform administrative skills and procedures in an ambulatory healthcare environment. (MAS101, MAS102, MAS103, MAS104)
  • Apply knowledge of medical terminology and anatomy and physiology as a healthcare professional. (MAS101, MAS102, MAS103, MAS104)

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.