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Medical Administrative Specialist


Program Content:

The medical administrative specialist serves a key role in today’s fast-paced, high-tech medical settings. Having a sincere desire to help people and learn the complexities of the evolving healthcare industry, a medical administrative specialist must also be competent in electronic health records, management of practice finances, insurance processing, software applications, and office management tasks. The content in the Medical Administrative Specialist Program provides educational opportunities for those interested in working in physician practices; large healthcare and allied health organizations such as clinics, hospitals, and foundations; insurance companies, and medical billing companies. Students receive specialized training in medical terminology, electronic health records, health insurance, coding and billing, medical transcription, practice management software, and Microsoft Office Suite software.

Students will also be prepared to earn official certifications in various computer applications used in the healthcare industry. In addition, students will complete work experience where they will be able to apply their knowledge of medical administrative office functions.

Student who complete this program may be eligible to articulate to State College of Florida and receive credit for work they completed in their Suncoast program.

Program Length:

Program completion takes approximately 10 months (1050 hours), full time and 20 months part time (half day, 3-hour morning or afternoon sessions).

Industry Certifications/State Credentials:

  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Bundle Certification
  • Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)

Obtainment Time Frame: In program

Entrance/Exit Requirements:

Reading, math, and language competencies are pre-assessed. The required basic skills grade levels are Reading-10, Math-10, and Language-10 and must be met prior to program completion.

Standard Occupations:

For specific occupation information, including wages, employment trends and more, visit the following links:

Computer User Support Specialists

Receptionists & Information Clerks

Medical Secretaries

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Course Campus Location(s):

Sarasota & North Port

Course Sequence:

OCP Course #Course TitleLength


Info Tech Assistant

150 hrs



Front Desk Specialist

300 hrs



Medical Office Technologist

300 hrs



Medical Administrative Specialist

300 hrs