Saturday – November 18, 2017

Medical Administrative Specialist (2017-2018)

Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Business / Business, Management & Administration Career Cluster

Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 10-160-4

For Information: 414-297-6395
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 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 individuals who have an interest in the business or academic aspect of the health field.

Courses are offered in a blended format, which may include traditional classroom instruction and an online component. 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.

 

Career Pathway — You can earn the Medical Billing technical diploma on your way to completing this associate degree. Contact an MATC advisor for information.


Career Outlook —  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. Employment opportunities are expected to increase and exist in healthcare facilities, medical schools and government agencies. 
 


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 may require background checks, drug testing, immunizations, and signed statements of confidentiality.

 

Possible Careers
Insurance Specialist
Medical Billing
Medical Office Coordinator
 

Related Programs
Medical Billing
Administrative Professional
Health Unit Coordinator
Medical Coding Specialist

 

Start Dates: August/January
Sixteen-week terms.
This program may transfer to one or more four-year institutions.
 

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 

TECHNICAL STUDIES

   

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

     

(1)

 

OFTECH-122

Business English Essentials ^

3

 

(1)

 

BRHLTH-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)

 

BRHLTH-125

Medical Office Terminology 2 ‡ ^

3

 

(2)

 

OFTECH-133

Business Document Production 1 ‡

3

 

(2)

 

BRHLTH-135

Medical Document Production ‡

3

 
(3)
 
COMPSW-106 Introduction to MS Office ^ 3  

(3)

 

BRHLTH-140

Electronic Health Records: Administrative Application ‡

3

 

(3)

 

BRHLTH-142

Administrative Procedures for the Medical Office ‡

3

 
(3)   BRHLTH-170

Medical Insurance Principles/Coding ‡ ^

3  
(4)   BRHLTH-174

Medical Claims Reimbursement ‡ ^

2  
(4)   BRHLTH-112

Computerized Medical Billing ‡ ^

3  
(4)   RBUS-111 Business Communications ‡ 3  
 
(4)
 
BRHLTH-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 Anatomy 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 earning the Medical Billing technical diploma.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.
 

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

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.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

 

Page updated April 2017.