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2024-25 RCC Catalog 
2024-25 RCC Catalog

Administrative Medical Assistant

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This program is pending approval by the Oregon office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development (CCWD).

Career Pathway Certificate

About the Program

The Administrative Medical Assistant program will prepare students for entry-level employment in a healthcare setting. Administrative Medical Assistants have specialized knowledge about healthcare and are an essential part of the healthcare team. Effective communication with both clients and medical staff, medical terminology, scheduling, basic insurance and billing cycles, legal and ethical considerations and general office procedures are included in this program. Students completing this program will be prepared to take the national Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), although certification is not an employment requirement at this time. 

Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Program learning outcomes for the Administrative Medical Assistant Career Pathway Certificate are:

Perform and document routine administrative procedures according to current office protocols.

Describe medical terminology used in various health care environments.

Recognize and describe current legal and ethical standards for confidentiality of patient privacy.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined through the Placement Process.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies and the program coordinator’s recommendation. In order to ensure coursework is current, program courses over seven years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate program coordinator before being accepted toward core requirements. College Now credit earned in conjunction with local high schools will be accepted in accordance with the current agreement.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all courses on this program map with a grade of “C-” or better to continue in and complete the program and receive their certificates. If certain required courses are graded only on a pass/no pass basis, a grade of “P” for these courses indicate a student earned the equivalent of a “C-” or better grade.

This guide lays out an optimal path to graduate. Please consult an advisor with any program completion questions.

Total Program Credits: 12-21

Program Prerequisites:


Prerequisite Credits: 0-4

Approved Program Electives

(0-6 credits, as needed in order to meet program minimum requirements)


1 Approved Computer Information Science or Computer Science class, CIS 120  / CS120 or above, or documented computer proficiency within the past ten years.

2 For students pursuing the Medical Assisting Administrator AAS, take BA 131  instead of CIS 120 .

3 Course can be taken within program. See program advisor if you have American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Provider certification. AHA must remain current for the duration of the program.

For more information, contact the Allied Health Occupations office:

Phone: 541-956-7500

Email: AlliedHealthInfo@roguecc.edu

Web address: www.roguecc.edu/alliedhealth

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