Medical Administrative Skills - Certificate
The Medical Administrative Skills (MAS) Certificate Program will provide graduates with the skills and resources for employment in an entry-level administrative position in various medical offices. It will provide students with the opportunity to begin a professional career in as little as two semesters and fill a need for highly qualified personnel with advanced skills in the field of medical administration. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics employment of medical secretaries is projected to grow 22 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.
The Medical Administrative Skills Certificate program will also afford students the opportunity to transfer credits into other SUNY degree-granting programs. The certificate program consists of 30 to 31 credits of coursework, and is a blend of Biology, Medical Terminology, Medical Office Procedures, Pathophysiology, Medical Law and Ethics, and other courses specific to the certificate program. Some of the courses will be available to the student in an online or blended format, as well as in the traditional classroom-based setting.
- Ability to accurately communicate with members of the healthcare team using effective verbal and written communication while maintaining patient confidentiality and with regard to policies and procedures regulating documentation and reporting of medical information.
- Application of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, and pharmacology concepts into the skills of an entry level medical professional.
- Produce an error free letter and perform editing to correct obvious grammatical and punctuation errors.
- Develop keyboarding skills and an increased knowledge of medical terminology, confidentiality, and professionalism.
- Demonstrate the ability to effectively perform and manage administrative office procedures.
Full Catalog Entry, Mission & Goals
- MDA 104 - Keyboarding and Medical Word Processing
- HIT 106 - Medical Terminology
- BIO 101 - Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
- BIO 131 - Anatomy & Physiology I
- ENG 110 - College Writing I
- HST 100 - Seminar in Health Sciences
- HIT 107 - Medical Transcription and Correspondence
- MDA 114L - First Aid
- MDA 208 W - Medical Ethics, Law and Economics
- HIT 222 W - Medical Legal Aspects
- MDA 211 - Medical Assisting Procedures III
- HST 210 - Pharmacology
- MDA 206 - Medical Office Management
All credits earned in this certificate program can be applied toward the Medical Assistant, A.A.S. degree.
As of Fall 2017, Medical Administrative Skills Certificate will require that a minimum grade of a C be earned for all curriculum specific courses in the approved program.