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Medical Administrative Specialist
Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Business
Downtown Milwaukee Campus - Health Education Center
Program Code: 10-106-4

For Information: 414-297-MATC
Classes are taught at the Downtown Milwaukee Campus Health Education Center (HEC), 1311 North Sixth Street (Sixth Street and McKinley Avenue).


Overview
— This program especially fits students who have a particular interest in the business or academic aspect of the health field. Aptitudes that will contribute to success include an ability to work under pressure, adaptability, empathy, a customer-service orientation, and a strong personal and professional code of ethics.The Medical Administrative Specialist degree program prepares you for employment in healthcare facilities, medical schools and government agencies. 

 

Career Outlook — The employment outlook is favorable. Job responsibilities vary and may include serving as liaison between the healthcare facility and community, preparing and maintaining electronic medical records, coordinating meetings and events, assisting with academic research, and processing insurance claims and patient statements.

Added Career Value — Earn the Medical Billing technical diploma on your way to completing this associate degree.


Program Learning Outcomes — Employers will expect graduates to:

  • Use medical terminology and English language correctly in oral and written messages
  • Compose and prepare accurate medical documents and presentations using business software
  • Abstract patient information accurately
  • Determine priorities and follow through
  • Triage information efficiently
  • Create and maintain records using medical-specific software
  • Demonstrate knowledge of insurance-related practices 
  • Use resources and equipment efficiently
  • Apply HIPAA guidelines as appropriate
  • Treat others with courtesy and respect
  • Interact positively to resolve workplace human relations issues
  • Demonstrate MATC core abilities

Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment

Employers and intern sponsors may require background checks, drug testing and inoculations as well as signed statements of confidentiality. 

 

Possible Careers:
Insurance Specialist
Medical Billing
Medical Office Coordinator
Medical Transcription

Related Programs:
Administrative Professional
Health Unit Coordinator
Medical Coding Specialist


Start Dates: August

This program may transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

Curriculum effective 2014-15.

TECHNICAL STUDIES



Credits


( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students




(1)


OFTECH-122

Business English Essentials ^

3


(1)


OFTECH-124

Medical Office Terminology 1 ^

3


(1)


OFTECH-136

Keyboarding Skill Development 1 ‡ ^

1


(1)


RBUS-102

Mathematics of Business


3

(2)


ACCTG-102

Basic Office Accounting ^


3

(2)


OFTECH-119

Information Management 

3


(2)


OFTECH-125

Medical Office Terminology 2 ‡ ^

3


(2)


OFTECH-133

Business Document Production 1 ‡ 

3


(2)


OFTECH-135

Medical Document Production ‡ 

3


(3)


COMPSW-106

Introduction to MS Office ^
(or) OFTECH-149 Machine Transcription 2 ‡

3



(3)



OFTECH-148


Machine Transcription/Medical Proofreading/Editing 1 ‡ 


3


(3)


OFTECH-142

Administrative Procedures for the Medical Office ‡ 

3


(3)


RBUS-140

Medical Insurance Principles and Coding ‡ ^


3

(4)


OFTECH-174

Medical Claims Reimbursement ‡ ^


2

      (or) HEALTH-107 Introduction to Healthcare Computing
 
 

(4)


OFTECH-112

Computerized Medical Billing ‡ ^


3

      (or) BADM-165 Legal Environment of Business 
   
           
(4)   RBUS-111 Business Communications ‡
     3
 

(4)


OFTECH-197

Medical Office Career Investigation ‡ ^

3









GENERAL STUDIES






ECON-195

Economics 


3

      (or) Any 200-series ECON course
   
           
 

ENG-151

Communication Skills 1 ‡ 

3


 

and ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡ 

3





(or) ENG-201 and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course 



 


NATSCI-189


Basic Anatomy ^


3





(or) Any 200-series NATSCI course 



 


NATSCI-172


Basic Nutritional Science

 

3





(or) Any 200-series NATSCI course



 


PSYCH-199


Psychology of Human Relations


3





(or) Any 200-series PSYCH course 



 


SOCSCI-197


Contemporary American Society 


3





(or) Any 200-series HIST or SOCSCI course 





 TOTAL CREDITS: 69


‡ Prerequisite required.

^ Course counts toward the Medical Billing technical diploma program.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.

For course descriptions, times, locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated September 2014.