Administrative Medical Assistant

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Downtown Campus

Mary Ann Keith
Instructor
253.680.7372

Jason Carroll
Career Advisor
253.680.7008

Location Downtown Campus

Hours Mon - Fri, 7:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Administrative Medical Assistant

Students prepare for careers as integral members of a health care team in an outpatient setting. Competency-based activities in the program provide extensive hands-on practice for students in the use of computer application skills to create and handle medical information. Medical transcription, Electronic health records, medical terminology, patient administrative services, and professional ethics are presented with emphasis on the billing procedures of the insurance industry. The program also provides extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in related professions. In addition, work-based learning experiences are available in many medical settings that support the theory presented in the classroom.

Note:  Students must possess basic keyboarding/word processing skills prior to enrollment in the program.   

Applicants must:

  1. Possess basic keyboarding/word processing skills prior to enrollment in the program, and
  2. Pass a clear national criminal background check covering Washington state. 

Through an Opportunity Grant, special tuition and book funding is available to assist low-income adult students entering this program. Contact Ramon Burton, 253.680.7544, for more information.

Program Length for Associate in Applied Science: Six Quarters
Program Length for Certificate of Competency: Four Quarters

Associate in Applied Science: 101-103 Credits

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS CREDITS
100+ Level Human Relations 5
100+ Level Communications 5
100+ Level Mathematics 5

REQUIRED COURSEWORK  
AMA 110 Computer Basics 1
AMA 111 Introduction to Word Processing 3
AMA 112 Fundamentals of Medical Terminology 4
AMA 113 Business Communications 5
AMA 114 Introduction to the Health Care Profession 5
AMA 115 Digital Medical Transcription 3
AMA 116 Medical Office Procedures 3
AMA 117 Beginning Medical Terminology 4
AMA 118 Administrative Medical Concepts 4
AMA 119 Advanced Medical Office Procedures 3
AMA 120 Introduction to Spreadsheets 3
AMA 121 Intermediate Medical Terminology 4
AMA 122 Intermediate Administrative Medical Concepts 4
AMA 123 Electronic Health Records 4
AMA 124 First Aid/CPR 1
AMA 125 Practice Management System Applications 2
AMA 126 Advanced Administrative Medical Concepts 4
AMA 127 Medical Insurance 4
AMA 128 Advanced Medical Terminology 4
AMA 129 Medical Coding Applications 4
AMA 130 Medical Office Supervision and Management 3
AMA 131 Interview Techniques 3
AMA 132 Phlebotomy 3
AMA 133 HIV Prevention Education 1
AMA 134 Healthcare Credentialing 2
AMA 135 Practical Applications 5
    or  
AMA 296 Work-based Learning Experience AND 2
AMA 297 Work-based Learning Seminar 1
    or  
AMA 298 Work-Based Learning - No Seminar 2

Certificate of Competency: 76 Credits

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS CREDITS
90+ Level Human Relations 5
90+ Level Communications 5
90+ Level Mathematics 5

REQUIRED COURSEWORK  
AMA 110 Computer Basics 1
AMA 111 Introduction to Word Processing 3
AMA 112 Fundamentals of Medical Terminology 4
AMA 113 Business Communications 5
AMA 114 Introduction to the Health Care Profession 5
AMA 115 Digital Medical Transcription 3
AMA 116 Medical Office Procedures 3
AMA 117 Beginning Medical Terminology 4
AMA 119 Advanced Medical Office Procedures 3
AMA 118 Administrative Medical Concepts 4
AMA 120 Introduction to Spreadsheets 3
AMA 121 Intermediate Medical Terminology 4
AMA 122 Intermediate Administrative Medical Concepts 4
AMA 123 Electronic Health Records 4
AMA 124 First Aid/CPR 1
AMA 125 Practice Management System Applications 2
AMA 127 Medical Insurance 4
AMA 128 Advanced Medical Terminology 4