Medical Administrative Assistant Online Associate Degree



Prepare for a career in the growing healthcare field with a Medical Administrative Assistant Online Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree from National American University.

Online Medical Administrative Assistant Associate Program Overview

Medical offices need trained professionals to work alongside doctors, nurses, technicians, and patients to keep things running smoothly. A Medical Administrative Assistant (MAA) degree will give you an introduction to the medical field and help you gain the reasoning, communication, and medical recordkeeping skills you need to prepare for an entry level administrative position in a variety of public and private healthcare settings.

The Medical Administrative Assistant online program utilizes a combination of lecture and learning activities to address both administrative and general topics. You will also have the option to complete the 160-hour virtual practicum required for eligibility to take a credentialing exam.

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate entry-level skills, knowledge, and behavior competence in administrative content, functions, and procedures; including medical records management, healthcare coding, office accounting, and transcription.
  • Apply fundamental principles, regulations, and statutes for performing within legal and ethical boundaries.
  • Create a plan for obtaining membership in professional organizations, and continuing education.

Online Medical Administrative Assistant Classes and Curriculum

The Medical Administrative Assistant Online Degree program consists of three class requirements: major core, support core, and general education core. These classes total 90 credits.

Major Core

38.5 credits

Support Core

9 credits

General Education

42.5 credits

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.

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Online Medical Administrative Assistant Assocciate Degree Career Outcomes

Medical Administrative Assistants typically work in state, local, and private hospitals, physicians’ offices, outpatient care centers, chiropractic offices, rehab facilities, assisted living centers, and nursing homes. Administrative duties may include:

  • Greeting patients and setting appointment times
  • Scheduling hospital admissions
  • Medical transcription and record management
  • Insurance coding, billing and collections
  • Office compliance
  • General medical office procedures

With sufficient training and experience a medical administrative assistant may become responsible for managing a medical office.

Who Is a Good Candidate for the Online Medical Administrative Assistant Associate Degree?

  • Entry-level job seekers: The Medical Administrative Assistant Online Associate degree is an empowering first step if you plan to begin a healthcare career.  You receive the knowledge and skill base required for entry-level employment, even with no prior medical work experience.
  • Healthcare professionals: A college degree is commonly required to advance your career. Your degree can demonstrate your dedication to your supervisors and set you apart from other job candidates. Also, as an online student, you can take classes as you advance your career.

Course Listing (90 Credits)

ME1100     Introduction to Medical Assisting

ME1140     Medical Terminology for Health Professions

ME2211     Human Pharmacology

ME2250     Medical Law and Ethics

ME2260     Medical Records Management

ME2515     Introduction to Pathophysiology

ME2611     Healthcare Coding and Billing I

ME2612     Healthcare Coding and Billing II

ME2620     Medical Office Procedures with Software Apps

ME3321     Medical Administrative Assistant Practicum OR
HA3010D     Introduction to U.S. Healthcare Delivery

MT1050     Introduction to Business

MT2050     Principles of Management


EN1150     Composition I

EN2150     Interpersonal Professional Communication

EN1150     Professional course (Minimum “C” grade required)


SC1221     Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology with Lab

SC1221     Professional course (Minimum “C” grade required)


MA2000     Quantitative Reasoning

MA2000     Professional course (Minimum “C” grade required)


HU     Humanities Elective

HU     Professional course (Minimum “C” grade required)

Behavioral/Social Science

PS2000     Human Growth and Development

SO1060     Foundations of Cultural Competence

General Education

CS1201     Juggling College, Life, and Career: Set Up for Success! OR
CS1203     Bridge to Success: Creating Your Future at NAU

CS1301     Do the Numbers! Achieving College and Career Success

CS2086     Career Path Planning

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.