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Medical Administrative Assistant: Online Professional Study Program

Medical Administrative Assistant: Online Professional Study Program


Prepare for a successful career as a medical administrative assistant. The comprehensive online curriculum, designed by industry professionals, is certified by the National Healthcareer Association. The program prepares you for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant exam, trains you on MS Office suite, and helps you gain the necessary knowledge and skills to begin working immediately.

Who Can Benefit?

This program is designed for those entering the field of medical assistant administration, back office or medical receptionist, or anyone who is interested in broadening their skills in the field of health care.

*This course is licensed through Career Step, Inc

Course Schedule

Required Courses (20 CEU)UnitsFallWinterSpringSummer
Medical Administrative Assistant Training: Online 20 CEU Continuous Enrollment

Course Preview

Try a demo of the course!

  • Login: ucrmaa
  • Password: demo

Completion Information

Completion Requirements

To successfully complete the program, participants must pass the final exam with 85% or better.

Completion Time

The program can typically be completed in 3 months; however, students have up to 6 months to complete the program.


The cost of the program is approximately $2,175. Tuition includes all texts and materials.


High school graduation or equivalent.

Completing your Self-Paced Course

Self-paced online courses are exactly what they sound like. You pace the classes yourself. That means you don't have to drive to a campus at a scheduled time, you won't be asked to work on group projects with other students, and the timeline for finishing is usually lenient (up to 6 months for this course).

This sounds great, but, there are pros and cons to learning in this way. Procrastinators beware. If you fall behind going beyond the maximum time allowed you might have to pay an extension fee to continue the class. Eventually, you might be dropped for not making satisfactory progress or the time expires. Those who do especially well in self-paced online classes are those who can work unsupervised, remain motivated, and stay on task.

We want you to succeed! We encourage you to use the Study Plan tool available on the course site. You can simply enter your completion goal date, and the system will automatically generate a calendar schedule of where you need to be each week. It will also auto-adjust as you progress through the course. This is an excellent way to help you stay on track to complete the program on time, and ultimately get that new career and be successful. See a demo of the course and the Study Plan here.



This is a self-paced online course. There is no specific instructor; however, technical and instructional support are provided if needed.

Instructor Opportunities

Interested in becoming an instructor at UCR Extension? Find out how.

Additional Information

Textbook Information

All course texts are included and will be mailed to you 15 days after you enroll.


This course helps students prepare for the Certified MedicalAdministrative Assistant exam.

Contact Information

Jennifer Campbell
(951) 827-5804

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Contact Information

UC Riverside Extension Center
1200 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92507-4596

UCR Extension Center

Tel: Work(951) 827-4105 or Toll-Free(800) 442-4990 toll-free
Fax: Fax(951) 827-7273