The program was designed to offer students who have already completed the OM-1500 hour Medical Billing program the opportunity to take the more specialized MAA classes. Since 2014 however, the program may be taken without completion of OM-1500 as a prerequisite for enrollment. A tuition down-payment by the student of 10% of the total program cost is required before matriculation if the student utilizes Title IV financial aid. Class work commences with 225 hours of expanded medical terminology and anatomy and physiology, followed by a thorough grounding in applied principles of medical clinical work, phlebotomy, EKG and medical law/ethics. CPR and patient relations are also covered. These components are 525 hours in length. The student applies knowledge learned in the classroom to medical office procedures, along with specific professional clinical tasks.
After the proximity students are accommodated, the remaining seats are distributed evenly among the four tiers, and the seats are filled by computerized lottery. (Note that the distribution of seats among the four tiers applies to the entry-grade level only – for most elementary schools, the entry-grade level is kindergarten. In the three Montessori magnet schools, the entry-grade level is the PreK-3 level, and in Inter-American Magnet School, the entry-grade level is the PreK-4 level. For high schools, the entry-grade level is ninth grade.)