Medical Administrative Assistant, MAST 100

This Medical Administrative Assistant program is a completely online, self-paced program that will prepare students for national certification and also for employment in this rapidly growing healthcare field.

The program includes six months of online access from the date of activation and students can register anytime. With the average completion hours of 200, most students are able to complete the program in three or four months of part-time study (approximately 15-20 hours per week).

The program is offered in an online format utilizing the Internet to provide students with practical experience on the computer and keyboard while learning necessary office procedures and office management. It integrates the content into an interactive learning experience which includes automatic grading, on-demand pronunciation of medical terminology, virtual interaction with other students and instructors, plus electronic tracking of time and grades.

The program is Internet based with all content online with the exception of select reference materials. Everything that you need to successfully complete this program is included in the enrollment fee. (This includes trial access to Microsoft Office products.)

Upon completion of the program, the student is eligible to take a National Certification Exam. National certification is issued by third-party organizations and industry governing bodies; costs are not included with the program.

The Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certification is used by the National HealthCareer Association (NHA). This exam is administered through Prometric testing centers which are located throughout the country. Information regarding this certification is available at Certification is not required to get employment; however, it can provide many benefits for those who do receive it.

Additional information on this program can be found at

Course Requirements

  • An Internet Service Provider (ISP) and active email account are required for utilization of the online course. The choice of provider and expense are the responsibility of the student.
  • A personal computer (PC or Mac) is required for the program.
  • Very basic keyboarding skills.

Subjects Covered Include

  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Keyboarding Kinetics
  • Beginning Microsoft Word
  • Beginning Microsoft Excel
  • Healthcare Structure and Organization
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Healthcare Documentation
  • Exploring Healthcare Reimbursement
  • Medical Word Building
  • Basic Anatomy
  • Mastering Medical Language
  • Grammar and Punctuation
  • Medical Office Procedures
  • Medical Office Management
  • Practice Finances

Note: All coursework must be completed within six months of registration. The online course is an integrated curriculum designed for use in a six-month independent study program. Students should anticipate spending 10-15 hours per week on the curriculum to complete the program in the six months given.

Tuition and Schedule

Fees for this course are non-refundable.

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In Person

St. Charles Community College 
1 Academy Place, Suite 102
Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368

  • 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • Hours may vary. Please call to confirm.

By Fax

Complete the registration form and fax to 636-922-8478. Once registration is received and entered, student will need to call the Cashiers Office to provide credit card payment information via phone.

By Mail

Complete the registration form including payment by check or money order and mail to:

St. Charles Community College
1 Academy Place, Suite 102
Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368

If student is paying by credit card, they will need to call the Cashiers Office to take care of tuition payment once they are informed that the registration has been received and entered.

Payment is due at the time of registration.

Office Info

Office Hours

8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Hours may vary. Please call to confirm.

Office Location

St. Charles Community College 
Center for Nursing and Allied Health Sciences
1 Academy Place, Suite 102
Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368

Office Coordinator

Kerry I. Thompson