Medical Office Assistants are on the front line of the health care field, performing the administrative tasks needed in the outpatient and inpatient settings to keep the healthcare office running smoothly. Responsibilities vary by setting, but may include scheduling and managing appointments, using computer operating systems such as EMR and practice management systems to manage office tasks, reviewing and responding to practice correspondence, greeting patients, and answering phones.

Program Information | Medical Office Assistant Information Session

Job Outlook

Employment of medical assistants (administration) is projected to grow 16 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations.

 

About 123,000 openings for medical assistants are projected each year, on average, over the decade. The average annual wage for medical assistants (administration ) is $37,190.

Schedule for Information Sessions

Medical Office Assistant Information Session are held every third Friday from 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

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Meeting ID: 977 8057 8917
Passcode: 193860
Prerequisites Needs
  • Have internet access.
  • Successfully complete the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Placement Test with a score of 243 or higher; or
    • Provide proof of college credits or cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for U.S. high school graduates.
    • Transfer credit from other institutions.
    • Recent, high-placement test scores from other institutions.
    • Students may submit any or all of the following, if they are less than five years old:
      • High SAT, ACT, or GED scores.

The Testing Center also accepts other measures which grant exemptions to the placement test. For additional information on placement testing, click here.

Required Courses
  • HES-357: Medical Terminology
  • MOA-300: Medical Administrative Assistant
  • MOA-301: Professionalism in Healthcare
  • EHR-300: Medical Electronic Records
Schedule and Costs

Spring 2024 Schedule

HES-357-09582 | Basic Medical Terminology | 06/17-08/09/2024 | $335 | Canvas/Online

HES-357-09583 | Basic Medical Terminology | 08/19-10/04/2024 | $335 | Canvas/Online

MOA-300-11491 | Medical Administrative Assistant | 07/23-10/03/2024 | Canvas/Online

MOA-301-TBA | Professionalism in Healthcare | TBA | Canvas/Online

EHR-300-11395 | Electronic Health Records | 10/08-11/19 | Tuesday | $440 | 6 p.m.-9 p.m. | Canvas/Online

Credentialing

Students who successfully complete the Medical Office Assistant program will be eligible to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certification exam. 

Contact Information

Program Coordinator: Karen Ferrigon-Brown
Phone: 301-546-0878
Email: wdcehealthcare@pgcc.edu