Non-Credit Courses and Certificates

Medical Administrative Assistant

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Ideal for

those interested in learning the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful as the administrative hub of the medical office setting and perform the many essential functions of a Medical Administrative Assistant.

Program Overview

Medical Administrative Assistants utilize their knowledge of medical terminology and health care delivery models to perform a number of administrative functions. They may work in a variety of roles and locations with job titles ranging from health unit coordinator or medical office specialist to medical secretary.

Program Requirements

  • Microsoft Essentials or coordinator approval
  • Patient Confidentiality
  • Customer Service and Communication in Health Care
  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Administrative Assistant 

Students must complete all of the above courses at NVCC to be awarded the Medical Administrative Assistant (MAA) Proficiency Certificate. 

The program is offered in 3 options. Students may choose the package that best fits their learning needs and personal commitments. 

  • The MAA Full Package provides students with an accelerated schedule with all required course components. This is the most economical option and is offered at a reduced tuition cost.
  • The MAA Package Without Microsoft Essentials is an accelerated schedule of all the required courses except Microsoft Essentials.  This program is designed for students that already possess strong computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office applications. (Approval of the Program Coordinator is required for registration in this section.) This option also offers some tuition cost reduction over taking the courses on an individual basis.
  • The MAA Program taken as individual components.  The student chooses the individual courses and schedule that meets their needs best. 

 If you have questions about which option is best for you, please contact the program coordinator for assistance.

Course Locations

Conveniently offered at our Waterbury or Danbury Campuses.

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Important Information

Important Information

  • Program Requirements: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent. Basic computer skills
  • Plan to spend an hour on homework for every hour you are in the classroom.
  • Textbooks and Educational Materials: No need to make a trip to the bookstore, all required textbooks, and materials will be provided in class and are included in the cost of the course.
  • Refund Policy, Changes and Cancellations: Withdrawal and refund requests must be received three business days (72 hours) prior to the beginning of class unless stated otherwise in the course description. Refunds are not granted after this deadline. Telephone: 203-575-8029 Fax: 203-575-8243 Email: nc@nv.edu Mail: Non-Credit Refunds, Founders Hall Room F323, Naugatuck Valley Community College, 750 Chase Pkwy., Waterbury, CT 06708 If there is a course cancellation due to insufficient enrollment, students will be notified by phone, mail and/or email. Please make sure when registering that your contact information is up-to-date. We would like to offer you the opportunity to transfer to another section, if available, or to another class of your choosing. If we have not heard from you within 7 business days, a refund will automatically be processed. Please allow 2-4 weeks for processing. The person registered in our records system is the person who will receive the refund. The College reserves the right to make changes to the information listed in this publication or to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or other reasonable causes. Full refund is made if the College cancels the course. 
  • College closings due to inclement weather: Closings are announced over local AM/ FM radio/TV stations, on the college website (nv.edu), on the college’s main phone line (203-575-8000) and a text message is sent to everyone who is registered through the myCommNetAlert System. Likewise, in the event of an early closing, the same communication will occur. If the college has a delayed opening, all classes that begin before the delayed opening time will not be held that day and will be rescheduled at another time. Danbury and off-site cancellations: If NVCC cancels or delays classes, this applies to Waterbury and Danbury Campuses as well as all off-site locations. 
  • Students with Special Needs-ADA: Students who may require academic adjustments on the basis of a disability are encouraged to contact the Counselor for Students with Disabilities (Terry Latella K519C) at the Waterbury and Danbury Campuses. After providing documentation and completing the disability disclosure process, students are then encouraged to meet with their instructor(s) to discuss the adjustments approved by the appropriate disabilities contact and to complete the Adjustments Agreement form.  Students are therefore encouraged to meet with the Disabilities Counselor and their instructor(s) at the beginning of each semester.  Adjustments are not retroactive.   Instructors, in conjunction with appropriate college personnel, will provide assistance and/or adjustments only to those students who have completed the disability disclosure and academic adjustments process. 

Registration Information

Course Registration and Payment Plans

No formal application to the College is required for non-credit/workforce training courses.

Registrations are accepted on an ongoing basis for upcoming classes.

4 Ways to Register:

Call us: 203-575-8029

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Or download and print a registration form and:

Fax: 203-575-8243 (secure line)

Mail and send with payment (checks or money order made out to NVCC only) to:

Office of Non-Credit Lifelong Learning Registration
Founders Hall, Room F323
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708

Or stop by, we're happy to assist you!

Accepted Forms of Payment:

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Cash or Checks

Mail-in registrations checks only please.

Standard Non-Credit Registration (NEW)
Career Spotlight

Career Spotlight

Medical Administrative Assistant positions are projected by the Connecticut Department of Labor to experience an increase by over 13% through 2024. This growth is anticipated to create a demand for qualified employees. The entry level wage in Connecticut is $15.65 and the average wage is $20.67. When job hunting, check out opportunities with these position titles: Medical Receptionist, Clerical Assistant, Office Clerk, Office Assistant, Records Clerk, Medical Secretary, Patient Scheduler, Unit Clerk or Health Unit Secretary.

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