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Topics included range from fundamentals such as anatomy and physiology, clerical patient billing and electronic health records (EHR) to hands-on phlebotomy (with live blood draws), emergency care and clinical procedures.

The Medical Administrative Assistant training at our Queens and Brooklyn campuses will prepare you to not only find a job in your chosen field, but to excel in it. Medical Administrative Assistants are always in demand in the Queens and Brooklyn areas because they play a critical role in so many different types of medical facilities. Becoming a Medical Administrative Assistant can also be a great starting point for a career in the medical industry.

Students often start as medical administrative assistants and then go on to more advanced positions in the field. Our program offers thorough preparation in both the clinical and clerical fields, unlike shorter programs which offer less depth. Contact Metropolitan Learning Institute to find out more about the course and enroll today!

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Program Objective

The program commences with 300 hours of medical fundamentals and terminology, followed by 300 hours of intensive introduction to software that is in high demand in any business dealing with keyboarding, word processing, and spreadsheet data analysis. Following the Microsoft Windows component, students receive a thorough grounding in applied principles of medical office work, phlebotomy, EKG and clinical procedures as well as training in customized medical billing software packages in common use nationwide

This component is 750 hours in length. The student applies knowledge learned in the classroom to medical office procedures, along with specific professional software utilities. Hands-on training in the above mentioned areas are done based on theories of computer operations and medical billing. 150 hours of business communications and human relations courses round out the program.

Program Requirements: (in alphabetical order by term)

Term Course Title Course Code Hours
COT I-Keyboarding T100 75
COT II-Windows OS T105 75
COT III-MS Word T110 75
COT IV-MS Excel T115 75
Anatomy and Physiology I M101 75
Anatomy and Physiology II M102 75
Medical Terminology I B100 75
Medical Terminology II B101 75
Medical Law and Ethics M103 75
Medical Office Procedures B105 75
Electronic Health Records B106 75
Medical Insurance, Billing
and Coding I
B115 75
Medical Insurance, Billing
and Coding II
B120 75
Infection Control and Medical
M104 75
Clinical Procedures M107 75
Basic Concepts of EKG M105 75
Medical Office Emergencies
First Aid and CPR
M110 75
Phlebotomy/Lab Procedures P105 75
Basic Business Communication E150 75
Career Preparation C100 75

The following applies to all above mentioned courses:

Completion Time: Four Terms in 15 weeks each (1500 hours, 60 weeks).

Sessions: Full time sessions are available in the morning and in the evening. Students attend classes 25 hours per week.

Program Readiness: Students are required to take the Test to determine if they possess the reasoning skills that are necessary for intensive study. Any applicant who scores below the minimum cutoff mark in any given test is advised to reconsider his/her career training choice.

Entrance Requirements:

1. High school diploma or equivalent, evaluated by nationally-recognized translation/ evaluation service if issued outside the USA, Puerto Rico or Guam. Note that some HS completion certificates such as an IEP may not be acceptable-the school’s Financial Aid office will make a determination in each case.

2. Each applicant for 1500 hour programs with an ESL component will be tested to establish his or her need for Intermediate ESL instruction before enrollment, as well as for quantitative skills. To qualify, applicants must achieve a minimum score of 230 on the Arithmetic part of the Accuplacer test and also achieve a 97 or greater score on the CELSA (English) test.

Each applicant for 1500 hour programs without an ESL component will be tested to establish his or her reading, writing and quantitative skills. To qualify, applicants must achieve minimum scores of 230/233/235 on the Arithmetic/Reading/Writing parts of the Accuplacer exam, respectively, with a verified foreign High School Diploma.



Applicants with a U.S. HSD or TASC/GED are exempt from this testing.

3. At the end of the Intermediate ESL VIII course (if applicable), students who receive a minimum of 70 (C) in their Level VIII ESL course and are in good academic standing will begin the computer-based portion of their program.

4. Any student who fails to achieve the minimum passing grades in their ESL levels must repeat appropriate units of Intermediate/Advanced ESL (Remedial placement will be decided by the Campus Director and will consider the student’s circumstances on a case-by-case basis).

Maximum Time Frame and Evaluation Points:

The maximum time frame to satisfy program requirements is six terms (2250 hours). Evaluation points are every term (375 hours).

Credential Awarded: Diploma

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