Administrative Medical Assistant Prep

Administrative Medical Assistants find career opportunities in the offices of general medical and surgical hospitals, physicians, chiropractors, outpatient care centers and many other medical facilities. The many responsibilities of administrative medical assistants include a strong combination of knowledge of automated medical equipment and patient care, as well as an understanding of medical office protocols.

All these factors have combined to create a huge potential job market for qualified Administrative Medical Assistants. This course will provide you with the skill set and expertise that will make you irresistible to prospective health care employers. This career training will introduce students to topics such as medical terminology, privacy and risk management. The course will cover medical insurance billing and coding with emphasis placed on the use of computers in the medical office, telephone techniques, and the importance of HIPAA compliance.

Course Objectives

At the completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Greet and receive patients.
  • Schedule patients, including referrals to specialist.
  • Update and file patient’s medical records.
  • Provide patient instructions regarding procedures and tests performed in the physician’s office.
  • Code diagnosis and procedures for insurance purposes.
  • Handle financial arrangements with patients.
  • Prepare and maintaining employee records.
  • Maintain records for license renewals, membership fees, and insurance premiums.
  • Coordinate managed care coverage for patients and physicians.
  • Ensure compliance with HIPPA guidance.
  • Handle mail, billing, insurance claims, credit, and collections.
  • Reconcile bank statements.
  • Assist the physician with articles, lectures, and manuscripts.
  • Utilize computer skills and operate office equipment.


Upon successful completion of Administrative Medical Assistant course, students will be prepared for entry level positions handling front office responsibilities in a medical office setting. Students will also be prepared to take the National Healthcareer Association Certified Medical Administrative Assistant certification exam.

Certification Exam $117

Registration Information

Registration can be completed via online, walk-in or postal mail.

Walk-in registration is accepted during our regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the following locations:

Jefferson Campus
2601 Carson Road
George Wallace Hall, Office 202
Birmingham, AL 35215

Shelby-Hoover Campus
4600 Valleydale Road
Health Science Building, Office 432
Birmingham, AL 35242

Course Fee



Courses are offered on an ongoing basis and we offer open enrollment. To view a complete schedule, Click Here.

Scholarship Opportunities

Career Pathways
Career Pathways allows qualifying students to benefit from activities related to workplace readiness, academic and career counseling, and academic preparation while enrolling in selected Non-Credit Fast Track programs.

Tuition assistance may be available for Adult Education students to assist with registration. Please Click Here to apply

Connect to Your Future
The Connect to Your Future Program at Jefferson State Community College is for out of school youth between the ages of 16 and 24. The program provides scholarships for participants to receive training in high demand, high wage areas through the Center for Workforce Education’s Fast Track program. The Connect to Your Future Program gives youth the assistance they need to obtain marketable skills for employment and valuable work experience through job shadowing, internships, and on-the-job training. Connect to Your Future also provides supportive services in leadership development, mentorship, tutoring, financial literacy, and entrepreneurial and workforce readiness training. Contact Teisha Agee at [email protected] For more information.

Jeremiah’s Hope
The Jeremiah’s Hope program provides scholarships to students seeking workforce training in high-need essential healthcare fields. Classes will take place across Jefferson State’s four campuses and currently are taking place in a hybrid learning environment. To learn more about these training opportunities, contact Angela Payne, Career Coach, at [email protected] or (205) 856-8040.

Local Alabama Career Centers provide WIOA (Workforce Investment Opportunity Act) scholarship opportunities to qualifying students for some workforce training programs. Eligibility is based on various factors, including income. Contact the Birmingham Career Center at 205-582-5200 or Ken King at our career center on site at Jefferson State for more information 205-856-8029 or [email protected].