This 150-hour, non-credit course prepares the Medical Administrative Assistant for a role in today’s medical offices and facilities. This national certification program is designed to give students an opportunity to gain skills necessary for this growing job market. Topics include basic medical terminology, communication and interpersonal skills, administrative duties, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and privacy practices, and office and financial procedures.

Upon successful completion of the class, the student will be eligible to take the National Certified Medical Administrative Assistance (CMAA) exam through the National Healthcareeer Association (NHA).

Class Schedule

Online classes are offered in the spring and fall semesters.  Please refer to the current Continuing Education Schedule of Classes for upcoming dates and times.

Requirements for Registration

Placement testing is required (college transcript will be accepted in lieu of placement test).  Please refer to the current Continuing Education Schedule of Classes for details. Starting in July 2024 students will be required to have completed a Medical Terminology class prior to registration for the CMAA class.

Registration Cost and Additional Fees

  • Registration $180
  • Insurance: $1
  • Supply fee: $10
  • Total due at registration: $191

Additional Costs

  • Textbook required: Please contact The College Store for details
  • Study guide and online practice exams through NHA: $69
  • CMAA national exam through NHA:

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act is available for students who qualify.  These funds may assist with registration fees, books, required supplies, and national/state exams.

For more information, see the Continuing Education Financial Assistance page.