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Medical Administrative Assistant

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Program Overview

Medical Administrative Assistants are the administrative hub and perform many essential functions in the medical office setting. 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.

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

Typical tasks would include scheduling tests or procedures, such as lab work or x-rays, surgeries and medical consultations based on physician orders, answering phones and directing calls, messages and reports to the appropriate staff, greeting visitors, ascertaining the purpose of the visit and interviewing patients to complete documentation, case histories or forms and process intake or insurance forms.

Learn the skills needed to successfully carry out the varied responsibilities of the medical administrative assistant in most any setting. A central focus will be on the various modes of professional communication required to keep processes running smoothly in the office.

Course Locations

Conveniently offered at our Waterbury and Danbury Campuses.

Course Catalog

CRN 4112 or 4113 Danbury Evenings - Starts November 7

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Courses

Course 1

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Cost: $2,500, nonrefundable

Course Schedule

Course 2

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Cost: $2,500, nonrefundable

Course Schedule

Learn about Payment Options and How to register on this page.

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Important Information

Important Information

Program Requirements

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

Students must complete all of the above requirements either before or simultaneously with the Medical Administrative Assistant course to be awarded the completion certificate from NVCC.

Students not registered for the package must complete all of the courses above to be awarded the Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate.  Substantial prior computer knowledge and skills maybe substituted for Microcsoft Essentials 2013 with consent of the Program Coordinator.  Microsoft Essentials, Customer Service and Communication in Healthcare, Patient Confidentiality, and Medical Terminology may be taken prior to or concurrently with the Medical Administrative Assistant course.

If you have prior experience and wish to discuss a course substitution, please email: Lisa Crick, Program Coordinator or by phone at 203-596-8711.

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.

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Career Spotlight

Career Spotlight

Medical Administrative Assistant positions are projected by the Connecticut Department of Labor to experience an increase by over 30% through 2022. This growth is anticipated to create a demand for qualified employees. The entry level wage in Connecticut is $14.81 and the average wage is $18.81. 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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