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Program Details

Allen County Community College offers Medical Office Assistant Certificate for students interested in learning about the necessary skills for working in a medical practice from an administrative and assistant standpoint. Students who are interested in learning how to provide clinical and administrative assistance to physicians and other medical personnel may also be interested in this program. Students will also learn about medical coding skills, applications of coding, and international coding standards for communication of medical data. Students will develop their clinical, administrative, and communicative abilities in order to prepare for roles assisting doctors in office, laboratory, and other medical settings.

Students will study the business functions of medical offices and prepare by developing their understanding of administrative and assistant responsibilities. Those courses include Microsoft office, medical terminology, medical document transcription, medical insurance coding and billing, business communications, legal concepts, medical office accounting, longer term care medical records.

Upon completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the necessary educational qualifications for roles as administrative medical assistants. These qualifications include the ability to identify, administer, and document medication based on usage outcomes, side effects, and according to patient rights principles; the demonstration of collecting, processing, and testing diagnostic specimens and documenting follow-up results; showing the ability to apply quality control and safety principles in the workplace; demonstrating the ability to perform and document routine clinical procedures according to office protocol; showing the ability to perform and document routine administrative procedures according to office protocol; applying verbal, nonverbal, and written communication principles and skills in the workplace; and demonstrating ethical standards and confidentiality for patient privacy and integrity in practice.


High school transcript or proof of GED completion and scores. Official transcripts from previous universities and colleges (if applicable). SAT/ACT scores - COMPASS/ASSET test administered to students not submitting SAT/ACT scores.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission