Sep 23, 2021  
NIACC Catalog 2021-2022 
    
NIACC Catalog 2021-2022

Medical Administrative Assistant, A.A.S.


The Medical Administrative Assistant Degree program is designed to prepare students for employment in physicians’ offices, hospitals, clinics, public health departments, Civil Service, medical laboratories, pharmaceutical houses, insurance companies, business and industrial firms with large medical departments, and foundations devoted to medical research.

The graduate’s duties include transcription editing, preparing correspondence and medical records, filing, mailing, ordering supplies, handling telephone services, making appointments and receiving visitors, taking care of general office administration, and using a computer for word processing, spreadsheet, electronic presentation, and database projects.

NIACC’s classrooms are equipped with the latest in computers, office machines, and equipment. They are also staffed by qualified instructors in the business and medical fields.

Career Opportunities

Successful graduates can find job opportunities in the following occupational areas:

  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Medical Secretary
  • Medical Records Manager
  • Medical Information Processing Operator
  • Receptionist
  • Appointment Clerk

All students are highly encouraged to participate in an internship before graduating. For specific information contact the NIACC Business Division.

Upon successful completion of the Medical Administrative Assistant Degree curriculum (at least 63 semester hours) with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded an Associate in Applied Science Degree.

Required Courses/Suggested Schedule


First Year


Second Year


Total Program Hours: 63-69 s.h.


#If you anticipate achieving a two-year degree, enroll in a Business Elective your first year and Workplace Professionalism your second year, preferably the Fourth Term.