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:
Jefferson State Community College’s Adult Education program and the Center for Workforce Education have partnered to provide Fast Track career classes to Adult Education students. The Fast Track career classes lead to the skills necessary to obtain employment. These classes can be completed in a few weeks or a few months. 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.

Local Alabama Career Centers provide WIOA scholarship opportunities to qualifying students for some programs. (Workforce Investment Opportunity Act). These are for low-income students/students who have recently been laid off from their jobs.

If you are aged 50 or older, AARP offers scholarships to eligible students. You do not have to be an AARP member to receive a scholarship. If you are interested in an AARP scholarship, respond back and I will provide the dates of upcoming Information Sessions. You may also check the web site: Click Here