As a Medical Administrative Assistant student you will learn the medical, business, technology, and communications skills needed to work in a private physician’s office, specialty clinic, or hospital setting. You will study medical terminology, body systems, medical insurance and medical office procedures. In addition, you will develop the interpersonal skills, organizational effectiveness, and communication skills necessary to function in a medical environment.
Earn college credit while attending AVTEC
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Computer operations are a major part of the Medical Administrative Assistant training. Students learn to operate computers in a modern computer lab using a variety of software to become a productive user of computer hardware, software, networks, and the Internet. Training software includes Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer, Medisoft, and SpringCharts. Students are taught by Microsoft Office Specialist Instructors using the curriculum designed for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification.
First Lake Facility, 809 Second Ave., Seward, AK
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Medical Administrative Assistant
In addition to the course requirements for the Office Assistant program, the Medical Administrative Assistant program focuses on specialized advanced business office skills.
NOTE: Training begins each August and January.
The field of business and office technology covers all aspects of training workers for today’s offices. AVTEC graduates are employed by hospitals, clinics, ambulatory care centers, group medical practices, single-physician medical practices, or other medical offices. In addition to the Medical Administrative Assistant certificate, students can also prepare for and earn the following industry certifications:
•Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)
•National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Medical Administrative Assistant certification (CMAA)
•Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS)
The mission of the Medical Administrative Assistant training is to provide students with the technical office skills and professional work habits for career success in today's business and industry. The Medical Administrative Assistant training is committed to producing well-qualified employees for Alaska's medical offices, to providing a professional learning environment, and to meeting the needs of Alaska's diverse multicultural communities.