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Certified Medical Administrative Assistant

Registration for CMAA is open

CMAA Tuition: $500

Non-refundable registration fee: $100

Class info

5-week program

100% Online

Meets virtually 2 days each week

3 hours each day

Class size: 20 students

Space is limited, please register early to secure your spot

   start dates   

Spring 2023

Rolling Admission 

Please apply online and Program Director will contact you directly


* All times listed are Central Time

**Additional start dates will be added if enrollment permits


The Certified Medical Administrative Assistant Program at Saint Joseph's College offers students the opportunity to learn the knowledge and skills to be a Medical Administrative Assistant. Medical administrative assistants (also called medical office assistants or medical secretaries) are critical in keeping healthcare offices running smoothly, and also pay an important role in patient experience.  Tasks vary by setting, but may include reviewing and answering practice correspondence, operate computer systems to accomplish office tasks, answering calls and scheduling appointments, greeting patients and updating electronic medical records, updating and maintaining patient and other practice-specific information, coordinating operation reports, and operating office software and equipment.

Upon completion of this course, students will be eligible to sit for their CMAA national certification.  The certification is through the National Healthcareers Association.

The average hourly pay for a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant is $11.00 - $15.00.

75% of employers require or encourage certification for Medical Administrative Assistants. 

(Source: 2020 Industry Outlook)

  Course topics  

In the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant program, the skills and topics you will learn include:

  • Scheduling

  • Patient Intake

  • Office Logistics

  • Compliance

  • General Office Policies and Procedures

  • Basic Medical Terminology

   Contact us  

Interested in learning more about the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant program?

Contact Program Director Hali Chapman at 

219-866-6000 ext. 2022

Certified Medical Administrative Assistant
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