The Medical Administrative Assistant diploma program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to perform clerical duties within a medical setting.

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Students gain knowledge and experience with the following:

  • administrative assistant skills
  • medical terminology
  • anatomy and physiology
  • medical office procedures
  • medical coding, billing, and insurance
  • accounting
  • electronic health records
  • Microsoft Office applications

Medical Administrative Assistants’ duties may vary, but typically include:

  • scheduling patient appointments
  • completing insurance forms
  • interviewing patients to complete case histories or intake applications
  • triaging phones and correspondence
  • maintaining medical records and other office files

Students complete the following courses, preparing graduates for immediate employment as a medical administrative professional:

  • Accounting, including QuickBooks
  • Anatomy & Physiology I & II
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Business Communications
  • Disease
  • Medical Coding & Insurance
  • Medical Math
  • Medical Office Procedures
  • Medical Terminology I & II
  • Microsoft Office

Students will complete a 210-hour internship upon completion of the required coursework. Upon successful completion of the program, students earn a diploma.

GACTC high school students that successfully completed the Health Occupations program (CIP code 51.0899) may be eligible to exempt from 9 credits (3 courses) in the Medical Administrative Assistant diploma program.

Although not required for many medical office positions, graduates of the GACTC Medical Administrative Assistant program have the opportunity to complete associate and/or bachelor degree programs with several local colleges and universities. Please contact the Continuing Education office for details.

Applicant Information 

The GACTC welcomes all interested individuals to apply for admission into our career training programs. Review the admissions requirements and apply now at

Health Examination Form, completed by a licensed medical professional. Students are required to be screened for Tuberculosis by having a mantoux (2 Step PPD) test, IGRA blood test, or, if deemed necessary, a chest X-ray. Negative results must be submitted to the Continuing Education Office prior to the first day of the required internship. Students are required to have a physical including a Hepatitis B vaccination and other certain immunizations.

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Medical Administrative Assistant


  • American Heart Association CPR & First Aid
  • OSHA 10-hour Healthcare certification
  • Certifications available through the National Heathcareer Association (NHA)
    • Certified Medical Administrative Assistant
    • Certified Medical Billing and Coding Specialist


Estimated Tuition & Fees for 2022-2023:
$13,600 (includes a laptop)

For the 2021-2022 academic year, this program is eligible for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding! Contact your local CareerLink to learn more about WIOA funding.


August 29, 2022 through May 22, 2023, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

National Healthcareer Association


Join us on June 2, 2022 from 9 am to 12 pm to learn more about a rewarding career as a Medical Administrative Assistant! Visit Learn about careers as a Medical Assistant or Medical Administrative Assistant to learn more about this event and to register!

Please contact us to schedule a tour and to meet with a career counselor to discuss your career goals and this program. Complete this short form to request more information and to schedule a tour, or call us as 814.941.TECH.

We welcome your application to the Medical Administrative Assistant program.

Jamie Zurenko

Medical Assistant Coordinator / Instructor
5th Floor