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Medical Administrative Assistant, AAS and Medical Office Assistant Certificate
Over the past few years, federal rules of reimbursement for Medicare and Medicaid have changed and medical billing has moved to an electronic format. This creates a need for specially trained office staff in the medical field.
Medical Administrative Assistants and Office Assistants are educated in:
- Medical terminology
- Office technology
- Medical office procedures
Did you know that a majority of the Medical Administrative Assistant, AAS and Medical Office Assistant Certificate program can be completed online?
- Medical Administrative Assistant AAS (75% or more can be completed online)
- Medical Office Assistant CERT (50% or more can be completed online)
Visit our Office of Online Learning for more information!
The Medical Administrative Assistant Program will prepare you with the necessary skills to enter the medical workforce in doctor's offices, hospitals, and other facilities.
After getting your GCC degree, some occupations you may consider are:
- First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
- Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
- Medical and Health Services Managers
- Medical Assistants
- Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
- Medical Secretaries
- Medical Transcriptionists
- Medical Bill
- Medical Coder
Starting at GCC saves many students and their families thousands of dollars in tuition. With an A.S. or A.A. degree you will be able to seamlessly transfer within the SUNY network of 64 college and universities as well as to many 4-year private institutions. GCC's A.S. and A.A. programs were developed as part of the SUNY seamless transfer initiative allowing students to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree as a freshman and a sophomore at a community college, then seamlessly transfer to a SUNY four-year institution to earn a bachelor's degree. Please reference the SUNY Transfer Pathways for degree programs to learn about any campus specific requirements. Visit the SUNY Core Course Finder to plan out the courses you should complete to transfer to a 4-year SUNY School.
If you are planning to transfer to a 4-year private institution you should work with our Transfer Services office to learn about possible articulation agreements and pathways that exist for many or our degree programs. Some GCC A.A.S. programs also have transfer opportunities.
To learn more about these opportunities and agreements contact the Transfer Services Office, we are more than happy to work with you and answer any questions you may have on building your own personalized transfer plan.
Transfer opportunities can include, but are not limited to:
- Bryant & Stratton
- Empire State College/SUNY
- Excelsior College
- Houghton College
- Keuka College
- SUNY College at Brockport